Thursday, April 11, 2013
A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the January 2010 shooting death of a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student. The Advertiser reports 46-year-old Jose Luis Segura Jr. was sentenced Wednesday. Segura was initially charged with second-degree murder in 22-year-old Allen Aucoin Jr.'s killing, but a jury in November convicted him of manslaughter. At the hearing, Segura maintained his innocence, saying another man, known to him only as "Richard," pulled the trigger.
A FAREWELL CEREMONY WAS HELD YESTERDAY IN LAKE CHARLES FOR THE 336TH FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT COMMAND, WHICH IS BEING DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN FOR NINE MONTHS. MORE THAN A HUNDRED PEOPLE ATTENDED THE CEREMONY. COLONEL ROBERT CRAFT SAYS THE SOLDIERS HAVE MIXED EMOTIONS; SADNESS OVER LEAVING THEIR FAMILIES, AND EXCITEMENT OVER BEING ABLE TO PUT INTO PRACTICE THE SKILLS THEY HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO USE. LAKE CHARLES MAYOR RANDY ROACH DECLARED YESTERDAY TO BE 336TH FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SUPPORT CENTER DAY, AND THE CALCASIEU PARISH POLICE JURY ISSUED A PROCLAMATION IN THEIR HONOR.
THE IBERIA PARISH SCHOOL BOARD LAST NIGHT VOTED TO ADVERTISE FOR BIDS TO RENOVATE THE KITCHEN AT PESSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND FOR ELECTRIC SECURITY DOORS TO BE INSTALLED AT JEANERETTE ELEMENTARY. SUPERINTENDENT DALE HENDERSON WARNED THE SCHOOL BOARD THAT THE COST OF RENOVATING THE KITCHEN MAY BE HIGHER THAN ORIGINALLY PROJECTED BECAUSE OF REQUIRED REGULATIONS. HE TOLD THE ADVOCATE HE’S HOPEFUL IT CAN BE DONE FOR LESS THAN 400 THOUSAND DOLLARS. BOARD MEMBER ROBBIE LEBLANC SAYS WHAT WAS ACCEPTABLE FOR THE KITCHEN 30 YEARS AGO NO LONGER MEETS CURRENT SAFEY STANDARDS.
If you are driving, a proposed state law would make it illegal for you to post status updates or anything else to social media websites. The Senate transportation committee Wednesday approved a measure that would add accessing, reading and posting to social media sites, such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, to the no-no list while driving. Supporters say they are trying to close a loophole in the law that prohibits texting while driving. Violators would face a traffic fine up to $75 for the first offense and up to $500 for subsequent violations.
A NEW IBERIA MAN WAS KILLED IN A FIERY CAR CRASH AFTER POLICE SAY HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS VEHICLE WHILE TRYING TO MAKE OFF WITH THREE EXOTIC BIRDS FROM THE ZOO OF ACADIANA. JULIE DARCY HAS MORE.
LAKE CHARLES POLICE ANNOUNCED THAT THEY HAVE MADE TWO RECENT ARRESTS IN CONNECTION WITH A TRIPLE HOMOCIDE THAT HAPPENED ON MARCH 20TH AT MCMILLIAN PARK. 20-YEAR-OLD JASMINE JERE HALES WAS ARRESTED ON MARCH 25TH AND CHARGED WITH SIX COUNTS OF ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT AND 24-YEAR-OLD RAVA LACOLE AARON WAS ARRESTED APRIL 2ND FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. THE MAIN SUSPECT IN THE CASE IS 18-YEAR-OLD AMONTA DQUON HADNOT. THREE PEOPLE WERE SHOT AND KILLED DURING A ROBBERY OF A DICE GAME IN THE PARK.
THE VERMILLION PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS MADE AN ARREST OF A SUSPECTED DRUG DEALER. AGENTS WITH THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVED A TIP THAT 19-YEAR-OLD ELEXANDRE O’GWIN OF ABBEVILLE WAS ATTEMPTING TO SELL XANAX PILLS. THE AGENTS LOCATED O’GWIN AND CONDUCTED A TRAFFIC STOP. THEY FOUND A CLEAR PLASTIC BAG CONTAINING XANAX TABLETS NEXT TO AN INFANT IN O’GWIN’S VEHICLE AND HE DID NOT HAVE A PRESCRIPTION FOR THE PILLS.
A 39-year-old man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping his estranged, pregnant wife in October 2011. Holly Carter, a spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office, tells the American Press William Paul Morgan entered his plea Monday to charges of second-degree kidnapping and violation of a protective order. Carter says Morgan was sentenced to 15 years in prison, with seven years suspended. Morgan, who has been imprisoned since the incident, will receive credit for time served.