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  • Former pet cemetery worker sentenced in slaying

    July 12, 2014 3:36 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - A 60-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in the death of the owner of the pet cemetery where he worked in 1985 - the year her body was found in the Mississippi River, tied in heavy steel chains. more »
  • 2nd man arraigned in Michigan toddler's slaying

    July 5, 2014 10:45 PM

    INKSTER, Mich. (AP) - A 29-year-old man was ordered jailed Saturday in connection with the slaying of a 2-year-old Detroit-area girl, the second man charged in what investigators believe could have been a retaliatory attack for a shooting in April. Raphael Hearn of Inkster was arraigned via video in Romulus... more »
  • Man charged in Denham Springs slaying

    May 11, 2014 8:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - A 24-year-old Denham Springs man was jailed Sunday on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his roommate. Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lori Steele says Jason Wesley Holcombe was arrested at 9 a.m. Sunday and was booked into local jail in the... more »
  • 2 arrested in drive-by slaying in Independence

    February 5, 2014 8:22 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish deputies have arrested two people and are searching for a third suspect in Sunday night's shooting that left a 37-year-old woman dead. Sheriff Daniel Edwards says Sandra Butler was an innocent bystander shot in a drive-by shooting in a feud involving rap lyrics. Edwards... more »
  • Suspect booked in New Orleans slaying

    December 12, 2012 8:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police have booked a 20-year-old man with murder after authorities say he shot and killed a man during a botched armed robbery Monday night. The Advocate reports Bobby James was arrested Tuesday and booked with second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 34-year-old Cory... more »
  • Man found guilty in S. Africa honeymoon slaying

    November 19, 2012 7:03 AM

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - A South African accused of being the triggerman in the 2010 honeymoon slaying of a Swedish bride has been found guilty. Judge Robert Henney gave his verdict Monday in the trial of Xolile Mngeni, arrested for the killing of 28-year-old Anni Dewani. Prosecutors say... more »
  • Appeals court upholds slaying verdict

    October 4, 2012 8:58 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - An appellate court has upheld the manslaughter conviction of a man serving a one-year home detention sentence for the December 2009 shooting death of David Trahan. The Advocate reports the Third Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed Jerry Steinle's conviction Wednesday. Judge Edward Rubin found Steinle guilty... more »
  • Wrongful death suit filed in strip club slaying

    June 5, 2012 9:32 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - A second wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a now-defunct strip club in Prairieville and its alleged operators over the fatal beating of a patron last year. The Advocate reports The Suthern Kumfort's Lounge lawsuit, brought by Ashley Davenport-Tanner, widow of slain club patron 28-year-old... more »
  • Second suspect arrested in Natchez slaying

    May 10, 2012 7:20 AM

    NATCHEZ, La. (AP) - Natchez police have charged a second man in connection with the March shooting death of a man outside his home. The Natchez Democrat reports 18-year-old Frederick Hunt Jr. was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder. Natchez Police Lt. Craig Godbold said investigators have not determined Hunt's... more »
  • Ruston man booked in slaying

    April 20, 2012 9:59 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Ruston police have arrested a 74-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a woman. The News-Star reports Carl Davis was booked Wednesday into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on a charge of second-degree murder. Lt. Tim Parker said Davis claimed he shot his companion, 76-year-old Vergie Page,... more »
  • Man gets 70-year sentence in double slaying

    April 10, 2012 10:30 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - A 34-year-old Donaldsonville man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for a 2004 double slaying. The Advocate reports an Ascension Parish jury found Patrick Calvin Parker guilty of two counts of manslaughter in January in the deaths of 23-year-old Katrice Bell and 33-year-old Albert... more »
  • Boy, 15, indicted in slaying

    April 3, 2012 9:31 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - An Assumption Parish grand jury has indicted a 15-year-old Dorseyville boy with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a teenager with a 9-inch butcher knife. Prosecutors tells The Advocate the teenager will be tried as an adult in the March 8 slaying of Eric Myles... more »
  • Texas returns suspect in slaying to Baton Rouge

    March 28, 2012 10:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old Zachary man has been extradited to Baton Rouge after he was arrested in Houston on March 5 in the shooting death of a former Southern University football player. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely tells The Advocate Walter Jerome Fort was transported Tuesday evening and booked... more »
  • Jury selection begins in rape, slaying case

    March 27, 2012 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Jury selection is under way in the trial of a convicted Baton Rouge sex offender accused of raping and drowning a 29-year-old Zachary woman in April 2010. The Advocate reports 45-year-old Franklin Meredith Jr. is charged with aggravated rape and second-degree murder in the slaying... more »
  • Woman convicted in slaying

    March 22, 2012 10:59 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - After deliberating for less than two hours, a Lafayette Parish jury has convicted Debra Sue Hewitt in the 2010 slaying of her boyfriend. Hewitt and John Clifford Romine were both accused in the killing of 47-year-old Dwayne Ball, whose decomposing body was found five to six... more »
  • Death penalty off table in Dutchtown slaying

    March 13, 2012 10:46 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Prosecutors in Ascension Parish say they have decided not to seek the death penalty against a man accused in a 22-year-old kidnapping, rape and slaying of an 18-year-old Dutchtown woman. The Advocate reports prosecutors agreed Monday to reduce a first-degree murder charge against 56-year-old Tolbert Morris... more »
  • Addis man indicted in slaying

    March 8, 2012 10:21 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A West Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has indicted an Addis man on a count of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend's son earlier this month. The Advocate reports Cruz Ramirez is accused of shooting Clarence Jones in the back with a... more »
  • Lafayette man found guilty in slaying

    January 23, 2012 10:46 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette Parish jury has found Jamal James Carmouche guilty of manslaughter in the September 2010 shooting death of Markus Despanie. The jury deliberated for about three hours Friday before returning an 11-1 verdict in favor of the reduced charge of manslaughter Prosecutor Pat Magee said... more »
  • Judge postpones man's trial in nightclub slaying

    January 10, 2012 10:33 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Louisiana judge has postponed the trial of a Florida man accused in the 2009 death of a teenage at a Sulphur nightclub. It was reported that 28-year-old David A. Nelson is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly throwing the punch that fatally injured 19-year-old... more »
  • New Orleans police probe slaying of man, son

    January 9, 2012 9:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating the deaths of a man and his son who were found shot to death in the foyer of their home. A news release from the police department said suspects have been identified in the deaths of on 41-year-old Joseph Evans and... more »
  • Police seek suspect in Alexandria slaying

    January 6, 2012 9:36 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old woman. Jacqueline Bazert was found dead in her home Wednesday afternoon by her stepfather. Sgt. Bruce Fairbanks says the slaying is believed to have happened either Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. Details about Bazert's death have not... more »
  • Man Charged in Double Slaying

    October 15, 2011 3:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police have arrested Ryan Poree for the shooting deaths of two sisters and the wounding of a 7-year-old boy in east New Orleans on Friday. John Gagliano, chief investigator for the coroner, tells the Times-Picayune ( ) that the victims were 34-year-old Alcee Perry and her... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man in robbery, slaying

    July 28, 2011 7:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old Baton Rouge man has been indicted in the Dec. 23 shooting death of Otis Taylor. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Brandon Seals Wednesday on one count each of second-degree murder, armed robbery, attempted second-degree murder and attempted... more »
  • 3rd man arrested in slaying at bar

    June 23, 2011 9:20 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a third suspect in the shooting death of a Baton Rouge man whose body was found Saturday outside a shuttered Prairieville lounge. Lt. Col. Paul Robert tells The Advocate that 33-year-old Eujohn Moses of Gramercy was booked on a second-degree... more »
  • Baton Rouge man indicted in slaying

    June 23, 2011 9:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 27-year-old Baton Rouge man has been indicted in the Feb. 28 shooting death of his former girlfriend in her home. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Johnny Ray Blakes with second-degree murder Wednesday in the death of 25-year-old Rochel Christal. Police have... more »
  • 2 arrested in Ascension slaying

    June 22, 2011 9:11 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested two people and are looking for two more in the slaying of a Baton Rouge man whose body was found in a closed lounge's parking lot. Lt. Col. Paul Robert, sheriff's chief of criminal operations, says fishermen discovered the body... more »
  • Louisiana Man Gets 20 Years in Slaying

    May 20, 2011 8:09 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A 73-year-old Louisiana man has been sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter in the fatal shooting of 42-year-old Sonya Nelson of Gulfport on July 13, 2009. A Harrison County jury deliberated about five hours Thursday and was unable to reach a verdict on an indicted charge... more »
  • 2 Brothers to be Tried Together in Slaying

    February 16, 2011 9:04 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A state district judge has denied a defense attorney's attempt to sever a case involving two brothers charged in the August 2008 killing of a man outside a Lafayette convenience store. Michael Joseph Francis and James Roy Francis are charged with second-degree murder in the Aug.... more »
  • Lake Charles man gets life sentence in slaying

    December 7, 2010 9:39 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 25-year-old Lake Charles man will spend the rest of his life in prison for committing second-degree murder. State District Judge Mike Canaday sentenced Jason Lawrence Walton on Monday in the shooting death of 18-year-old Dustin Tutson. Walton was convicted Nov. 11 by 12 jurors... more »
  • Details of Quadruple Slaying

    November 10, 2010 11:46 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Lee Roy Williams, 51, pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree murder Tuesday, hours after a Calcasieu Parish grand jury indicted him on the charges. State District Judge Kent Savoie imposed four consecutive life sentences, a term agreed to by prosecutors and Williams' defense counsel.... more »
  • Homicide experts arrive in N.O. amid boy's slaying

    September 27, 2010 9:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A team of Justice Department experts is in the city to evaluate the police department's homicide unit as the mayor on Monday called on witnesses to help solve a high-profile fatal shooting of a toddler. Police are searching for the gunman who fired a stray bullet... more »
  • New indictments issued in Clinton slaying

    September 22, 2010 9:57 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - An East Feliciana Parish grand jury has issued new indictments against three men in the July 2009 shooting death of a Clinton man during an alleged drug deal. The grand jurors on Tuesday indicted 20-year-old Anthony Manzella of Hammond on a charge of first-degree murder in... more »
  • Mississippi Slaying Suspect Caught in Louisiana

    September 21, 2010 9:59 AM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss.- Hattiesburg police say a suspect in the Sept. 3 slaying of a woman is in custody in Louisiana. Police spokesman Sgt. Allen Murray said that Lonnie Eugene Ulmer was arrested Sunday in Metairie, La. Ulmer is being held in the Jefferson Parish jail. Murray says Hattiesburg police will... more »
  • Attorneys Appointed in Quadruple Slaying Case

    September 17, 2010 9:58 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Defense attorney Richard Bourke, director of the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center in New Orleans, has been appointed to represent 52-year-old Lee Roy Williams in a Calcasieu Parish quadruple slaying case. The appointment came during a Thursday court hearing. There are reports that Lake Charles defense... more »
  • 2 Arrested in Lake Charles Slaying

    September 1, 2010 9:13 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Authorities say two people have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that happened near Sowela Technical Community College in Lake Charles on June 14. 36-year-old Carlos L. Manor and 25-year-old Diamond F. Jenkins were booked Tuesday with second-degree murder. State District Judge Mike... more »
  • Slaying Suspect Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

    August 18, 2010 7:02 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 19-year-old man accused of killing another Alexandria resident last year has pleaded guilty to manslaughter before his trial was scheduled to begin. Launey Johnson of Alexandria was facing a second-degree murder charge and two counts of attempted second-degree murder before prosecutors accepted a plea on... more »
  • Oil Spill Cleanup Worker Arrested For Alleged Slaying

    July 15, 2010 1:01 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd says Texas authorities have picked up an oil spill cleanup worker wanted in a local slaying. Byrd tells The Mississippi Press that Lorenzo Sam was arrested Monday night on a barge south of Petit Bois Island. Byrd says Sam was... more »
  • Fifth Man Arrested in Ferriday Slaying

    May 27, 2010 6:58 AM

    FERRIDAY, La. (AP) - A 30-year-old Ferriday man joined his brother and three others in jail as the fifth person arrested in connection with an April slaying. Ferriday police have arrested Reginald J. Butler on a charge of second-degree murder following a grand jury indictment. The murder charge stems from... more »
  • Grandson Accused in Slaying

    May 26, 2010 9:04 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 32-year-old Lake Charles man has been arrested in the February 2009 death of his grandmother. Officials say Carl J. Webb was booked last week with first-degree murder. He was in the Calcasieu Correctional Center on unrelated burglary and weapons charges when he was arrested.... more »
  • Inmate Gets Life Term in Slaying

    May 21, 2010 10:44 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge has sentenced a Louisiana State Penitentiary inmate to life in prison in the death of another inmate. The Advocate reports 31-year-old Andre Leday acted as his own attorney in a March trial for the 2004 beating death of inmate Michael Bradford.... more »
  • Iberville: Man convicted in slaying

    April 27, 2010 7:29 AM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. - An Iberville Parish jury has convicted Wendell Wesley in the 2007 shooting death of a 44-year-old Bayou Goula man. District Attorney Ricky Ward says the jury found Wesley guilty of second-degree murder Friday in the Feb. 2, 2007, death of 44-year-old James Bethley. A second-degree murder conviction... more »

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