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1.Criminal proceedings against defense counsel did not result in conflict of interest in death penalty case.
State v. Terrance Carter, 2010-KA-0614 (La. 01/24/12) [42 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 2
In 2006, defendant kidnapped five-year-old Corinthian Houston, the son of a woman who had ended a romantic relationship with defendant. Defendant brought Corinthian to an abandoned house ... view full summary
2.Mistrial not warranted by officer's reference at trial to another crime by defendant.
State v. Kenneth Barnes, 2012-KD-267 (La. 01/26/12) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 2
While testifying at defendant's trial, a police officer referred to another crime committed by defendant. The district court declared a mistrial. On the State's application, the Court i... view full summary
3.State could not deprive defendant of right to waive jury trial by requesting trial date less than forty-five days away.
State v. Gerald Chinn, 2011-KK-2043 (La. 02/10/12) [19 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 2
In September 2009, defendant was charged by bill of information with three counts of attempted first degree murder and one count of aggravated criminal damage to property. The following year La. Co... view full summary
4.State met burden in habitual offender adjudication.
State v. Torrey D. Brown, 2011-K-1656 (La. 02/10/12) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 2
For a defendant to receive an enhanced penalty as a habitual offender under La. R.S. Section 15:529.1, the State must prove the prior felony convictions and then prove that defendant is ... view full summary
5.Officer lawfully searched and questioned defendant walking in the middle of lane of traffic.
State v. Kevin Green, 2011-KK-2425 (La. 02/10/12) [4 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 20, Issue 2
A police officer observed defendant walking in the middle of the right hand lane of a major thoroughfare in New Orleans, forcing traffic to move into the left lane. The officer stopp... view full summary