Despite allegedly selling drugs all weekend, Mr. Gatlin had no cash on him, his wallet was gone, and someone had ransacked the house. The defense argued that these facts did not suggest murder by an angry wife.
In August of 2002, the State of Louisiana brought a 21-count indictment against Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Bob Odom.
One of the groups wore black jackets while the other group wore red jackets. Within minutes of the shooting, the police arrested Mark Brooks and Lazone Lewis because both were wearing red jackets.
In 2006, Milton Marcelin was murdered outside of a FEMA trailer in New Orleans’ St. Roch neighborhood. The state charged Kevin Harrison with second degree murder.
Lawrence Everage shot Michael Minor on the neutral ground at St. Charles and Melpomene Street. Police quickly arrested Everage a few minutes later. The state charged Mr. Everage with attempted murder.
At trial, the casino argued that the rape was unforeseeable and the casino provided adequate security and employed a capable security team. However, the trial court found the casino liable for the rape and responsible for the employee’s damages.
Clarence Johnson gunned down Robert Dawson after Dawson had beat him up earlier that day. Prior to the shooting, a witness allegedly saw Clarence’s mother Vanessa Johnson give Clarence a hand gun and tell him to “go get” Dawson.
In July 2008, Kennis Hagans drowned at a party in Algiers. At the party, Hagan, a RTA-employee, and co-worker Kory Dupree got into an argument regarding a previous brawl between black RTA employees and white New Orleans police officers
Rudy Francis was accused of allegedly murdering his business partner, Darnell Lawrence, while the two sat in a parked car. However, Francis stated the shooting was in self-defense.
The state charged Dane DeLarge with cyberstalking an ex-girlfriend based on allegedly making one hundred cell phone calls and sending one text message.
Lloyd Burns, Jr. confessed to the killing. However, the defense argued that Mr. Burns had never committed the murder. Rather, he lied about committing the murder to cover for his friend LaCaze, who was accused of committing the crime.
Plaintiff Doug Hall, an electric cooperative employee, was electrocuted while working on a bypass switch constructed by USCO Power Equipment Corp. The working area around the bypass switch did not include a 2-foot clearance as required by the National Electric Safety Code.
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