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  • La. jurors see video of man dying after stun gun

    October 22, 2010 9:30 PM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Minutes after a doctor testified that he believed a combination of medical conditions made worse by repeated shocks from a Taser stun gun caused the death of Baron Pikes, the jury watched a video of the dying man writhing on the police station floor. Scott Nugent... more »
  • No jurors on 1st day of ex-cop's stun gun trial

    October 11, 2010 9:34 PM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Jury selection is under way in the manslaughter trial of a former Winnfield police officer charged with repeatedly jolting a handcuffed man with a Taser before he died. Scott Nugent faces manslaughter and malfeasance in office charges in the death of 21-year-old Baron Pikes, who was... more »
  • Ex-Cop's Trial in Stun Gun Death to Start Monday

    October 10, 2010 6:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jury selection in the trial of a former Winnfield police officer accused of killing a handcuffed prisoner by repeatedly shocking him with a stun gun is set to begin on Monday. Scott Nugent faces manslaughter and malfeasance in office charges in the death of 21-year-old Baron... more »
  • Man Dies After Shock by Police Stun Gun

    August 4, 2010 9:32 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Houma police say they're waiting for results of an autopsy on a 49-year-old man who died after being shocked by a stun gun while fighting officers. Chief Todd Duplantis tells The Courier that the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office is performing the autopsy on Dennis C. Sandras... more »
  • Stun Gun Rapist

    June 25, 2010 1:14 PM

    COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) - A Louisiana man accused of using a stun gun and handcuffs during sexual assaults has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for raping a Hattiesburg college student in 2009. James H. Crockett of Chalmette, La., was sentenced Friday by Marion County Circuit Judge R.I. Prichard... more »

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