ABBEVILLE — A man who served seven years in prison for paralyzing a UL Lafayette baseball player in a 1998 drunken driving crash is being held in jail because he failed to show up for trial July 12 for allegedly crashing into a Vermilion Parish fa…
A preliminary hearing for a defendant accused in the Bourgeois Park shooting death of a 23-year-old Lafayette man shed new light on what witnesses and law enforcement say happened.
A Lafayette Parish grand jury on Wednesday handed up charges against three people in separate Lafayette Parish homicide and death investigations.
A bizarre 2017 kidnapping case involving a Lafayette millionaire, his estranged wife and suspected hired kidnappers who later drowned while fleeing police came to a quiet close Monday evening after Lawrence Michael Handley accepted a plea deal.
A Lafayette millionaire accused in the 2017 kidnapping of his estranged wife — during which the two accused kidnappers drowned while attempting to evade police — is scheduled to go to trial Monday.
Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced Thursday that a federal grand jury has returned indictments charging 11 individuals with fraudulently applying for and receiving disaster benefits from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The long-awaited murder trial for Tyler Nicholas Benoit, which was set to begin Monday, has been rescheduled to October after a key witness in the case was unexpectedly hospitalized Monday morning.
Broussard resident Maegan Adkins Barras received a $70,000 settlement last year over her controversial arrest in February 2019 for posting video of a high school fight to social media.
A legal case involving the potential euthanasia of a Lafayette man in a vegetative state is gaining national attention.
A Lafayette woman was found guilty of negligent homicide in the January 2020 stabbing death of her estranged partner on Thursday.
A Lafayette jury convicted a federal inmate on Thursday for sending hoax letters filled with white powder to the U.S. Senate in 2016.
The woman behind a group fighting efforts to remove a Confederate statue from downtown Lafayette fired her attorney over a rejected settlement agreement from the city and is searching for another attorney with a trial two weeks away.
Community leaders in Lafayette are rallying together to give local teens in a criminal justice diversion program another layer of support through a new adventure-based mentorship initiative.
The man accused of killing a Lafayette Police officer and wounding three others cannot be acquitted by a split jury, according to a 15th Judicial District Court judge’s ruling.
During pretrial hearings, Shavis Toby had outbursts in the courtroom that his brother's defense attorney worried might prejudice a jury against Carlos Toby during the joint murder trial.
Update: The jury in a two-defendant murder trial over the October 2018 murder of Lafayette boxer Brandon Broussard returned verdicts about 8:30 p.m. Saturday after about five hours of deliberation.
That it was the day before a holiday weekend meant little to those in Judge Royale Colbert's 15th Judicial District courtroom on Friday. Most of them would return Saturday morning for closing arguments in the two-defendant murder trial over the Oc…
A fingertip torn from a blue latex glove is one of the strongest pieces of evidence linking one of two brothers to the scene of the October 2018 murder of Lafayette boxer Brandon Broussard.
The jury in a two-defendant murder trial on Wednesday afternoon watched three videos from a mapping program that illustrated cell phone usage for devices associated with different suspects in the brutal 2018 killing of Lafayette boxer Brandon Broussard.
The trial continued Wednesday for two brothers accused of conspiring and committing second-degree murder of a Lafayette boxer.
Wearing a pair of black latex gloves, Detective Jacqueline Smith Theriot used scissors to cut open envelopes Tuesday morning on the witness stand of a 15th Judicial District courtroom.
The jury in a Lafayette Parish murder trial on Monday watched 29 brief surveillance video clips collected from four addresses in the neighborhood where Brandon Broussard was ambushed as he exited his truck in the driveway of his girlfriend’s Gross…
Leeosha Dugas said she was "nervous as hell" when she walked past Carlos Toby and "his boys" in the parking lot of a Johnston Street nightclub in September 2018 to retrieve the truck that belonged to her sister's boyfriend.
A story of love and war unfolded Thursday in the 15th Judicial District Court during the first murder trial in Lafayette Parish since the start of the pandemic.
The energy in the courtroom was palpably different by the third day of jury selection in an unusual trial with two defendants.
Chance Seneca, the 19-year-old accused of using a dating app to lure a gay man before attempting to kill him, will go to trial in federal court in March 2022.
The jury selection process began Monday in the trial for two brothers accused of murdering Lafayette boxer Brandon Broussard.
Disgraced priest Michael Guidry has twice changed his story about the night in 2015 that he molested a teenage altar boy in the rectory of St. Peter’s Church in Morrow, a small community in St. Landry Parish.
Trial for two brothers accused of murdering Lafayette boxer Brandon Broussard will proceed as scheduled on June 21, after a judge shot down a defense lawyer’s motion to withdraw from the case.
Former Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope pleaded no contest Monday to one of 19 charges of malfeasance in office for personally keeping court fees and reimbursements that should have been deposited in the office account.
The Lafayette Consolidated Government's lawsuit against a comedian over satirical antifa events can proceed, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled this week.
Two forensic mental health experts have concluded that Ian Howard was in a psychotic state on the night in 2017 that he fatally shot a Lafayette Police officer and wounded three others.
A Eunice Police lieutenant and the ACLU of Louisiana filed a federeal lawsuit against the police chief, police department employees and city of Eunice alleging pervasive misconduct and corruption, including excessive use of force, not attending to…
The former Lafayette private investigator who marketed himself as Secret Cajun Man Limited and who was the alleged mastermind behind an OWI pay-for-plea scheme in the district attorney's office, has been released from federal prison.
A defendant in the murder case of Pernell Boudreaux, a 25-year-old father found shot to death in a construction zone near his home in 2019, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in exchange for assisting in the case, according to court records.
Three-year-old Julian Madera, who died in 2012 after allegedly suffering repeated beatings and rape at the hands of his mother's boyfriend, will finally get justice.
City officials want the United Daughters of the Confederacy to pay some of the city's legal costs in a push to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Alfred Mouton from downtown Lafayette because the UDC failed to confirm the authenticity of eviden…
A former officer with the Broussard Police Department who voiced concerns about inappropriate behavior by the chief and assistant chief during his employment has filed a lawsuit against the city.
A grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict three Lafayette police officers who shot and killed 31-year-old Trayford Pellerin outside a Circle K store in August.
A Lafayette grand jury on Tuesday concluded deliberations in the Lafayette Police Department shooting death of Trayford Pellerin and will not be handing up charges against officers in the case, Pellerin family attorney Ron Haley said Tuesday afternoon.
More than 20 witnesses have been summoned for court testimony in the case against Ian Howard, who is accused of fatally shooting a Lafayette police officer and wounding three other people.
The family of Ernest P. Williams Jr. of Arnaudville, a cook who died April 13 when the lift boat Seacor Power flipped in the Gulf of Mexico, has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages.
A grand jury will be called in a few weeks to determine if indictments will be handed up in the 2020 fatal Lafayette Police Department shooting of Trayford Pellerin, an attorney for the family said Wednesday.
A tense afternoon in a district courtroom ahead of a murder trial ended with sheriff's deputies escorting groups to their cars to prevent further tragedy between two grieving families.
Nine years after 3-year-old Julian Madera was beaten to death and possibly raped, his accused killer is scheduled to stand trial in what could be a Lafayette death penalty case.
After a jury unanimously returned guilty verdicts against former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, local attention is shifting to the death of 31-year-old Trayford Pellerin, who was shot and killed by Lafayett…