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March 2013 Archives

Father and son face upgraded charges in beating death

A 24-year-old East Baton Rouge man and his father, who were facing a charge of attempted second-degree murder for allegedly beating another man, are now facing charges of second-degree murder and fugitive from justice. Both the man and his father were arrested and charged in connection with the incident, but now they faced upgraded charges.

Murder charge against young Baton Rouge man stands

Michael Louding, a young man accused of slaying Terry Boyd in October 2009 for pay, received bad news on Monday after a judge refused to throw out one of his first-degree murder indictment and declined to suppress incriminating statements he reportedly gave to Baton Rouge police in 2010.

Five sentenced for insurance fraud in Baton Rouge

Last Wednesday, Five residents of Livingston Parish were sentenced to probation in federal court in Baton Rouge after admitting to involvement in insurance fraud. According to the criminal allegations, the five had conspired to commit mail fraud and defrauded two insurance companies of $79,644.

Baseball commissioner urges stronger penalties for drug-using players

Bud Selig, Commission for Major League Baseball, recently held a news conference at the Arizona Diamondbacks' spring training ballpark calling for tougher penalties for players who violate the league's drug agreement.

Baton Rouge man charged after police discover marijuana, paraphernalia

Blaine Keel of Baton Rouge was recently arrested and charged with several drug offenses after officers from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office received an anonymous tip that Keel was at in his apartment smoking methamphetamine. Upon searching the apartment, deputies discovered a glass methamphetamine smoking pipe, and a bag containing marijuana.

Defense still important, perhaps more so, in cases with significant evidence

Following a search of an off-campus frat house, two Tulane University students have reportedly been charged with a variety of drug offenses including possession with intent to distribute "Molly," a more pure form of the drug ecstasy. The frat house was reportedly searched after the students accepted a package containing the drug at Kappa Sigma Fraternity house in Uptown.

Baton Rouge saw reduction in "major crimes" in 2012

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, while violent crimes-murder, rape, robbery-increased in 2012, the overall number of "major crimes" actually reduced. Major crimes, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting program, include not only murder, rape and robbery, but also manslaughter, assault, burglary, theft, auto theft and arson.

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