A Baton Rouge man was indicted on a second-degree murder count Wednesday in the March 11 fatal shooting of a man found in a front yard on North 44th Street.
A Baton Rouge man was indicted Wednesday on a second-degree murder charge in the slaying of a man found lying in the street near McKinley Middle School in January.
The prisoner furlough program that state officials developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic has had a negligible impact on the state prison population and has been suspended for the past several weeks.
The man accused of killing Baton Rouge Police Lt. Glenn Hutto Jr. and another man in April is entitled to a prompt probable cause hearing, a lawyer with the Capital Appeals Project in New Orleans is arguing for the second time.
A Jamaican man who smuggled cocaine aboard a ship and tried to deliver the drugs to dealers in Baton Rouge has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin said Monday.
A new law could give some of Louisiana's juvenile lifers a chance at freedom, part of a years-long push to rethink prison sentences in the state with the highest incarceration rate in the country.
Ahlexas "Lexi" Hughes was just a month old when her father, George Hughes III, was murdered in Baton Rouge in 1998.
Two Baton Rouge teenagers have been indicted on murder charges in the February shooting death of another teen near the Mall of Louisiana.
A Baton Rouge teenager accused of fatally shooting a man as the victim answered the door on Feb. 9 was indicted Thursday on a second-degree murder count.
A Baton Rouge teenager was indicted Wednesday on murder and other charges in a Christmas Eve home invasion that left one teen dead and another injured.
A Baton Rouge teen accused of shooting an elderly woman to death during a botched December burglary at her home near Tiger Bend and Antioch roads has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge.
Janice Clark, the 19th Judicial District Court's senior judge, has filed a lawsuit challenging Louisiana's mandatory retirement age for members of the judiciary. She says that preventing the election of people over age 70 to the bench is "complete…
Two months after the nation's top court outlawed split-jury criminal verdicts in state court, a Baton Rouge woman found guilty of murder by a non-unanimous jury last fall has learned she's getting a new trial.
The male-dominated 19th Judicial District Court is guaranteed to add a fourth female judge to its ranks this summer. Early voting for the July 11 election began Saturday.
When Kenneth Parker was arrested in late May on drug and theft-related counts, his biggest worry was that he would miss Father's Day with his six children.
A Baton Rouge man accused of fatally shooting another man last fall inside a Jim Taylor Drive apartment in Tigerland was indicted Thursday.
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Central pastor Tony Spell's lawsuit against the governor, which claimed Louisiana's social distancing requirements violated his constitutional rights, is moot because a stay-at-home order has expired. Bu…
A 63-year-old Plaquemine man was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for receiving fraudulent disability payments.
A Baton Rouge man's 2018 video voyeurism conviction and resulting 80-year prison sentence as a habitual offender may be in jeopardy.
A Baton Rouge man suspected of killing three homeless people in December "did not know right from wrong" when he allegedly shot one of them to death at a vacant house, his attorney claims.
A former Baton Rouge automobile dealer accused in the 2015 murder-for-hire of his ex-wife has told a state judge he wants to fire his attorneys and represent himself.
East Baton Rouge Parish grand jurors are finally back at work, wearing masks and maintaining social distancing, after a three-month hiatus prompted by the coronavirus-related court shutdown.
A former Southern University band director has been charged with misapplying more than $30,000 of school money, U.S. Attorney Brandon J. Fremin of the Middle District of Louisiana announced Friday in a news release.
A Baton Rouge man accused of fatally shooting another man during a December robbery at BREC's Howell Community Park was indicted Thursday.
An East Feliciana Parish judge on Tuesday voided the first-degree murder conviction of alleged serial killer Ryan Sharpe after lawyers argued the jury's split verdict was unconstitutional.
A Baton Rouge man, who was 17 when he randomly fired into a crowd on La Margie Avenue in 2014 and killed another man, may be on the verge of getting a new trial, his attorney said Thursday.
The man accused of fatally shooting Baton Rouge Police Lt. Glenn Hutto Jr. in April is indigent and in need of two lawyers certified to handle death penalty cases, a state judge has been told.
A Walker woman claims she never would have pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2015 vigilante-style killing of her convicted molester had she known a judge would sentence her in 2018 to 35 years in prison — five years shy of the maximum.
The wife of a local lawyer accused of molesting a young girl in 2003 cannot use Louisiana's spousal witness privilege and must testify before a grand jury probing the allegation against her husband, the state's top court has ruled in a precedent-s…
A group of inmates in Baton Rouge's jail filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday seeking their release to home confinement because the coronavirus is spreading through the lockup.
A Baton Rouge lawyer who was convicted of simple battery for "chest bumping" a prosecutor during a 2015 confrontation in a judge’s chambers has been given the green light to resume practicing law.
Baton Rouge City Court is temporarily offering to reduce all non-accident traffic violations in City Court to non-moving violations, which won't affect motorists' driving records or insurance.
A Baton Rouge man accused of killing a boy during a 2017 high-speed police chase was properly convicted the next year on charges from a 2016 incident also involving a high-speed flight from officers, a federal appeals court ruled.
Despite what his lead attorney said last month, a former Baton Rouge automobile dealer accused of paying several men to kill his ex-wife in 2015 insists that a rift with his lawyers hasn't been resolved and never will be.
A second former employee of the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court's office is accusing its chief deputy of sexual harassment.
A Baton Rouge district judge has temporarily barred the city's police chief from filling a top ranking vacancy in the department, granting the request of an officer who filed a recent lawsuit claiming the position is rightfully his.
A New Orleans lawyer has been permanently disbarred for spending more than $125,000 of a couple’s $500,000 settlement from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.
A federal judge has rejected Central pastor Tony Spell’s lawsuit claiming that the stay-at-home order Gov. John Bel Edwards implemented to stop the spread of the coronavirus was unconstitutional.
The 19th Judicial District Court and Baton Rouge City Court will reopen to the public Monday but with various coronavirus safety measures in place, court administrators announced Thursday.
Nearly three decades ago, a month after Dale Dwayne Craig was formally charged in the carjacking and execution-style slaying of an LSU student, his attorneys tried to have his indictment thrown out, alleging age discrimination in the selection of …
A federal appeals court said Tuesday the parents of an LSU freshman who died in a hazing ritual 2½ years ago can pursue claims that the university disciplines its fraternities and sororities differently and that male students who enter Greek life …
A suspended Baton Rouge justice of the peace accused last year of brutally abusing his now ex-girlfriend and her children over a decade is back in jail after being hospitalized with the coronavirus, his attorney said Monday.
Louisiana's public defenders face steep financial challenges as the coronavirus rages on, forcing leaders to declare an emergency shortfall in funding this week.
A Central pastor who has defied emergency orders during the coronavirus outbreak by holding religious services has filed a lawsuit accusing state and local officials of threats and harassment.
Former Baton Rouge police officer Blane Salamoni's preemployment psychological evaluation must be turned over to attorneys for the family of Alton Sterling, the black man fatally shot by Salamoni in 2016, the state Supreme Court has ruled.
Just when it appeared the U.S. Supreme Court had handed Jonathan Robertson hope in his quest to reduce his 75-year prison sentence, the convicted Baton Rouge robber now may end up serving even more time behind bars.