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  • Manslaughter verdict upheld in Natchitoches death

    March 27, 2012 8:34 AM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of Shawn Shelton, a former police officer convicted of the killing of a 19-year-old Winnfield man in Natchitoches. The conviction and sentence were previously upheld by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles. Natchitoches Parish District... more »
  • Death sentence upheld for Angola 5 defendant

    August 17, 2011 10:32 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The state judge presiding over the Angola 5 first-degree murder cases has denied a motion to reconsider inmate Jeffrey Cameron Clark's death sentence but set an Aug. 23 hearing on funding for Clark's appeal. A jury picked in St. Tammany Parish convicted Clark of first-degree... more »
  • Marinello Conviction Upheld

    October 6, 2010 11:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The murder conviction of former New Orleans radio and television personality Vince Marinello has been upheld by a state appeals court. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles released the decision Wednesday morning. The 73-year-old Marinello was convicted in 2008 of second-degree murder for... more »
  • Miami Court Upheld Ruling Overturned Law Banning Adoption by Gays

    September 22, 2010 11:32 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - A Miami appeals court has upheld a ruling overturning Florida's law banning adoption by gays. The 3rd District Court of Appeal issued its decision Wednesday affirming a lower court's decision that the ban is unconstitutional. Florida is the only state with a law flatly banning gays from... more »
  • Death Sentence Upheld For Man Accused of Killing Child

    August 12, 2010 11:24 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the death sentence of a Corpus Christi man condemned for the 1998 killing of his girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter. In its ruling, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is critical of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for deciding earlier that... more »
  • Mexican Supreme Court Upheld Law Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

    August 5, 2010 3:20 PM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican Supreme Court has voted to uphold the constitutionality of Mexico City's 6-month-old law allowing same-sex marriages. The justices have voted 8-2 to uphold the law against challenges filed by federal prosecutors, who argued it violates the constitutional principle of protection of the family. Hundreds... more »

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