A former law partner of retiring 19th Judicial District Judge Tony Marabella would like to take the judge's place when he steps down May 1.
Friday, September 22, 2017
A 27-year-old man who spent eight months in jail after threatening an East Baton Rouge Parish judge is now on probation after pleading guilty to a felony count of public intimidation and retaliation.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
In a ruling that spares any homes from being torn down, a Baton Rouge judge on Thursday gave Rouzan developer Tommy Spinosa until Jan. 21 to restore a 30-foot-wide servitude to two property owners who said the developer built homes on an access ro…
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
At a court hearing to determine how much money Rouzan developer Tommy Spinosa must pay for building homes on a privately owned servitude, an attorney for the woman who willed property to two Baton Rouge families made a startling assertion Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
A state law that took effect in 2009 making it easier to subject serial killers to the death penalty could have a profound impact on Kenneth James Gleason, the Baton Rouge man who was booked Tuesday on first-degree murder counts in a pair of unrel…
Monday, September 18, 2017
A Baton Rouge man who stole thousands of dollars in cigarettes during an armed robbery spree last summer, often making off with trash bags full of cartons, has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison, acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson said Monday.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Kayla Atkins said Monday the Louisiana Supreme Court gave her peace of mind when it denied her former husband's appeal of his convictions and life sentence in the 2012 shooting and paralyzing of the then-pregnant Atkins and the killing of their child.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Prosecutors intend to seek a life sentence without parole against the youngest of the four men accused in the alleged murder-for-hire of Baton Rouge automobile dealer Hamid Ghassemi's ex-wife in 2015.
Friday, September 15, 2017
The ongoing probe into the possible alcohol-related hazing death of an 18-year-old LSU freshman could focus on crimes ranging from the illegal sale of alcohol to homicide, depending on how the facts shake out, members of Baton Rouge's legal commun…
Friday, September 15, 2017
State District Judge Tony Marabella, of Baton Rouge, celebrated his 71st birthday Wednesday by delivering his retirement letter to the Secretary of State's Office.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
A 28-year-old Greenwell Springs man accused of fatally shooting two Baker men in the backseat of a car on June 1 was indicted by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury Thursday.
A Baker man was indicted Thursday in the slaying of a man who went missing in January 2014 and whose remains were found last fall under a tarp along an Iberville Parish bayou.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
A Baton Rouge man was sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison Thursday for his part in a drug trafficking network that operated in the Baton Rouge region.
A Gonzales man with a pending murder charge in Ascension Parish was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Thursday for his role in a drug distribution conspiracy that stretched from Houston to Gonzales and Baton Rouge.
DONALDSONVILLE — A Donaldsonville man pleaded guilty to molestation of a juvenile under the age of 12, in a last-minute agreement with prosecutors during his trial Wednesday, a spokesman for 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky Babin said.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
A three-way argument has broken out among the owners of an industrial waste site in the Alsen community north of Baton Rouge, a local nonprofit and residents of the area.
A Baton Rouge mother whose special-needs teenage son in 2015 was found extremely malnourished and stuck to a roach-covered cot by his own feces and urine was offered a 20-year prison term by prosecutors Tuesday.
A Baton Rouge mother and daughter now both have trial dates in the 2014 death of an 82-year-old relative found naked in a wheelchair, sitting in feces and covered with severely infected bedsores.
Monday, September 11, 2017
A familiar face will head the table on Friday when a new state task force convenes in Baton Rouge to begin work on creating a "felony class system," with the goal of making prison sentences and releases more consistent and transparent across the s…
One of two men accused in the 2014 shooting death of a 29-year-old man on La Annie Drive pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter and was sentenced to 33 years in prison.
Seven months after rejecting the same offer, a Baton Rouge woman pleaded guilty Monday to what prosecutors called the "horrific" 2014 beating death of her 2-year-old daughter and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
A St. Amant woman who was awarded $50,000 after being sexually assaulted in the office of then-Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot Jr. is not entitled to more money for alleged false imprisonment or emotional distress, a federal appellate court has…
Thursday, September 07, 2017
A Gonzales man who admitted Thursday that he fatally shot an 18-year-old woman and wounded her stepfather in 2015 at a home in north Baton Rouge will be sentenced to 40 years in prison next month.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
A second former Louisiana State Penitentiary guard pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday in the brutal beating of a handcuffed and shackled Angola inmate and cover-up of the 2014 assault.
The reputed leader of the violent Gardere-area "Big Money Block Boyz" street gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder conspiracy and drug charges in exchange for a 25-year prison sentence.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
A jury may not have convicted Wilbert Jones of abducting and raping a nurse in 1971 if it had heard that several weeks later, a "strikingly similar" incident occurred, an attorney for Jones argued Tuesday to a state judge.
Saturday, September 02, 2017
A Baton Rouge man accused of killing a woman in 2015 and abducting her 2-year-old daughter says he doesn't think he can get a fair trial if one jury considers the murder, kidnapping and drug charges filed against him.
Friday, September 01, 2017
An Avoyelles Parish jury late Friday convicted the former police chief of Evergreen of killing his wife before their house burned to the ground in July 2015.
A jailed Baton Rouge contractor accused in East Baton Rouge and several other parishes of defrauding victims of last summer's catastrophic flooding got emotional in court Friday, complaining to a judge that he's paid out $400,000 in attorneys' fee…
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Wilbert Jones has spent more than 45 years behind bars for a rape the Baton Rouge man and his attorneys contend he didn't commit, but the man they point the finger at refused Thursday to answer questions during a court-ordered hearing in Jones' case.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
The Albany man who was tackled by a good Samaritan while attacking a Baton Rouge police officer in February has pleaded guilty to several state charges stemming from the incident.
The state is seeking a life prison term without parole for a Baton Rouge man convicted more than two decades ago in the 1992 execution-style slaying of an LSU freshman after a carjacking on campus.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
A 33-year-old Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for drug and gun crimes, acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson reported Tuesday.
A Pierre Part woman, who pleaded guilty in June to vehicular homicide in a fatal 2016 crash, was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison, according to a spokesman for 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky Babin.
Monday, August 28, 2017
A 56-year-old Baton Rouge woman will stand trial early next year in the gruesome 2014 death of her 82-year-old mother, a state judge decided Monday.
A 2015 lawsuit by animal rights advocates who sought to have Candy the chimpanzee removed from Dixie Landin' amusement park, where she lived from the late 1990s until her death in April, has been dismissed by a federal judge in Baton Rouge.
The case of a 27-year-old man accused of threatening an East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court judge has been sent to the state Attorney General's Office.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
EVERGREEN — The suspicions about arson and murder mounted from the morning Evergreen Police Chief Charles Mayeux's house burned to the ground.
Friday, August 25, 2017
With a jury on the verge of deliberating his fate, a 20-year-old Baton Rouge man abruptly pleaded guilty Friday to manslaughter and armed robbery in the May 2016 shooting death of East Feliciana Parish School Board member Broderick Brooks Sr. in n…
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Jacquez Griffin admitted fatally shooting East Feliciana Parish School Board member Broderick Brooks Sr. in May 2016 but told Baton Rouge detectives he did so because Brooks was following him in his car that night and he thought Brooks was reachin…
A man in this country illegally when he allegedly shot and killed a 16-year-old Baton Rouge boy on the teen's birthday in March pleaded not guilty Thursday to a negligent homicide charge.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Broderick Brooks Sr. was an East Feliciana School Board member, a 34-year-old married father of three, an organist and singer in his church, and a recently ordained minister when he was shot to death in north Baton Rouge in May 2016. He also harbo…
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
A Baton Rouge man claims in a lawsuit against the Baton Rouge Police Department that a group of its officers "sadistically and unnecessarily" assaulted him during a traffic stop last summer, breaking his nose and leaving him too bloodied to be boo…
A state judge sternly lectured popular Baton Rouge teenage rapper Kentrell Gaulden about his criminal behavior, his music, fathering children and violence in the community before handing him a suspended 10-year prison term and putting him on three…
Monday, August 21, 2017
Two weeks after filing a lawsuit against Southern University, two Baton Rouge news organizations on Monday won their public records case about the school's refusal to release the results of its probe into law professor Dorothy Jackson.
A state judge refused Monday to dismiss the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge and a priest from a 2009 lawsuit by a woman who says that when she was a teenager she told the priest she was being sexually abused by a church parishioner, but he d…
A state judge Monday reversed the 2015 firing of then-Scotlandville High School principal Calvin Nicholas for using a wooden dowel to break up a fight between students.