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Louisiana Court of Appeal Court Cases
State v. Weiland (1990)This appeal arises from defendant's/appellant's plea of guilty to La.R.S. 14:402, introducing contraband into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center. Glen Weiland, defendant/appellant, pled guilty to the offense charged, reserving his right to appeal under State v. Crosby, 338 So.2d 584 (La. 1976). He was sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor for two years, with credit for time served. The sentence was ordered to be served consecutively with the sentence imposed in Division "J" of the 24th [...]
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 89-KA-584
State v. Bosley (1997)
Antonio Bosley, born in 1962, appeals his conviction by jury of aggravated rape of T.D., his stepdaughter, born August 20,1982, between the dates of July 1,1993 and August 19, 1994. La.R.S. 14:42 A (4). He assigns five errors, including the sufficiency of the evidence to convict.
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 29253-KA
State v. Owens (1998)
The defendant, William Owens, was convicted of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and sentenced to serve ten years at hard labor. In the same proceeding, he was also convicted of theft and sentenced to serve two years at hard labor, with the sentences to be served concurrently. The defendant appeals his convictions and sentences, arguing numerous assignments of error. For the following reasons, we affirm.
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 30903-KA
State v. Williams (1984)
Defendant, Cameron Williams appeals a conviction of battery of a police officer in violation of La.R.S. 14:34.2. The sole issue presented in this appeal is the sufficiency of the evidence presented to sustain the conviction. After applying the appropriate standard of review, we find that the evidence is sufficient and affirm the conviction.
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 15681-KA
State v. Gilliam (2002)
Demetric Gilliam was convicted of first degree murder, and sentenced to life imprisonment, without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence, from which he now appeals. Based on the following, we affirm the defendant's conviction and sentence.
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 36,118-KA
State v. Jones (2000)
The defendant, Michael Alane Jones, pled guilty to one count of distribution of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance, a violation of La. R.S. 40:967(A), and was sentenced to 20 years at hard labor. Thereafter, the trial court denied the defendant's motion to reconsider the sentence. The defendant now appeals his sentence as excessive. We affirm.
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 33,111-KA
Hayes v. Autin (1996)
In this medical malpractice case, Donald Hayes sued Dr. David L. Autin, alleging that Dr. Autin had failed to secure his informed consent for a vasectomy procedure. Mr. Hayes also alleged that Dr. Autin was negligent in performing the vasectomy. We are called upon to decide the correctness of the trial court's granting of a motion for summary judgment in favor of defendant, Dr. David Autin.
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 96-287
State v. Benjamin (1990)
A New Orleans shoe store was burglarized on January 31, 1987. Responding to an alarm, a police officer arrived at the scene and found the front door glass broken and defendant Troy Benjamin crawling out through the hole in the glass. Defendant dropped a pair of socks when he saw the officer. After being arrested and charged with simple burglary, LSA-R.S. 14:62, the defendant was convicted and sentenced to three years at hard labor under the Habitual Offender Law, R.S. 15:529.1.
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 89-KA-2001
State v. Bellamy (1992)
The defendant, Harold Spencer Bellamy, was charged by bill of information with armed robbery, La.R.S. 14:64. A jury found him guilty as charged by a vote of 11-1. He was later adjudicated a third felony offender and sentenced to 75 years at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence. Bellamy now appeals. Aside from assignments that are either abandoned or not considered, he urges the evidence was insufficient to convict. For the reasons expressed, we affirm.
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 23605-KA
State v. Haley (2004)
At bench trial, Hernando Cortez Haley was convicted of aggravated burglary. After adjudication as a third felony habitual offender, he was sentenced to serve 30 years at hard labor, without benefit of suspension of sentence or probation. We affirm his conviction and sentence.
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 38,258-KA
State v. Barling (2001)Defendant was charged with one count of sexual battery, a violation of La.R.S. 14:43.1, in one bill of information and in another bill of information with four counts of molestation of a juvenile, violations of La.R.S. 14:81.2. Both bills of information alleged that the violations occurred between March 1, 1997 and December 25, 1998, and involved Defendant's behavior with his granddaughter, N.B., when she was between ten and twelve years old. Defendant entered a plea of not guilty.
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 00-1241 and 00-1591
State v. White (1996)
The defendant, Garland Wayne White, appeals from his conviction for the offense of aggravated burglary, his adjudication as a habitual offender, and his sentence of 30 years at hard labor. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm.
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 28095-KA
State v. Allen (2002)Following a jury trial, the defendant, John Dale Allen, was convicted of armed robbery. Initially he was sentenced to the maximum sentence of 99 years at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence. Subsequently, the defendant was adjudicated a habitual offender and received a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence. He appeals. For the reasons set forth below, the defendant's conviction, [...]
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 36,180-KA
State v. Etienne (1999)On February 25, 1994, an altercation occurred at Club Blaise, an establishment located in St. Martin Parish. From the initial altercation arose a fight between defendant, Earl Etienne, and Mr. Terry Celestine. Other patrons also intervened in that dispute, and Defendant was escorted outside by a friend, who left Defendant there upon obtaining his promise that the fighting had ended and Defendant was returning home. However, instead of returning home, Defendant reentered Club Blaise, armed with [...]
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 99-192
State v. Murray (2002)In 1998, the defendant joined a church-affiliated singles group. The victim of the present offense, Ron Green, was also a member of the group. Mr. Green was a self-employed disc jockey and assembled sound equipment at his home in Bossier City. The defendant did computer work at his home. The two men were friends who frequently collaborated with each other on sound and computer projects. They often e-mailed each other. The defendant had been to the victim's house on numerous occasions. Both men [...]
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 36,137-KA
State v. Shumaker (2006)This criminal appeal arises from the Twenty-sixth Judicial District Court, Parish of Bossier, Louisiana. The defendant, William Shumaker, was convicted for the manufacture of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance, methamphetamine, and was sentenced to 10 years without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence and a $10,000 fine or an additional 18 months in prison. La. R.S. 40:967 A. Shumaker appeals his conviction and sentence, which, for the following reasons, we affirm.
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 41,547-KA
Sanders v. Ashland Oil, Inc. (1997)On December 8, 1990, employees of Protech Environmental Services, Inc. (Protech) were performing asbestos abatement services in connection with the renovation of Grandison Hall dormitory at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A fire began in the dormitory where two Protech employees, Charles Ray Sanders and Jesse Wayne Bickford, were removing mastic tile adhesive from the floors. As a result of the fire, Charles Ray Sanders sustained serious injuries, and Jesse Wayne Bickford was [...]
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 96 CA 1751
State v. Hudgins (1988)Defendants, Jimmy Hudgins and Rose Hudgins, were originally charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, LSA-R.S. 40:966. After their motion to suppress certain physical evidence was denied both defendants entered a Crosby plea to attempted possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, reserving their right to contest the denial of their motion. L.S.A.-R.S. 40:966; 40:979; State v. Crosby, 338 So.2d 584 (La.1976). Jimmy Hudgins was sentenced to serve four years at hard [...]
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 19322-KA
State v. Smith (2003)On or about August 8, 2001, Ronald M. Smith, Jr., who was thirty at the time, had consensual sexual intercourse with a sixteen-year old victim. He was convicted by a jury of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, a violation of La.R.S. 14:80 and was sentenced to seven years at hard labor and ordered to pay a fine of fifteen hundred dollars, plus court costs. Smith appeals, asserting his sentence is excessive and the trial court did not adequately consider mitigating factors required by La.Code Crim.P. [...]
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 02-719
State v. Hampton (2004)A jury convicted the defendants Hampton and Hargrove of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and aggravated second degree battery of the victim, Eldred Ford Lowe, Jr. For each defendant, the trial court imposed consecutive sentences of 50 years for the armed robbery, 25 years for the conspiracy, and 15 years for the aggravated second degree battery. The court denied timely motions for reconsideration of sentence. Defendants appeal the convictions and sentences. For the reasons [...]
Court: Louisiana Court of Appeal Docket: 38,017-KA to 38,022-KA