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STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

1.Kenner firefighters entitled to summary judgment on claim for additional pension contributions.
Michael Dunn v. City of Kenner, 2015-C-1175 (La. 01/27/16) [20 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 24, Issue 2

          Plaintiffs, members of Kenner Firefighters Association Local 1427, filed suit seeking past and future adjustments to the City of Kenne... view full summary
CRIMINAL

2.In second degree murder case, State presented sufficient evidence of specific intent to kill and was not required to prove motive.
State v. Quint Mire, 2014-K-2295 (La. 01/27/16) [12 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 24, Issue 2

          In 2011 defendant and Julian Gajan were hunting deer out-of-season in the marsh in Vermillion Parish when defendant shot Gajan three t... view full summary
3.District court did not abuse its discretion in setting amount of restitution to victim in theft case without documentary evidence of exact pecuniary loss.
State v. Herman Perry, 2015-K-0510 (La. 02/05/16) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 24, Issue 2

          Pursuant to a plea agreement, defendant pleaded guilty to theft over $1,500, in violation of La. R.S. Section 14:67. The victim was th... view full summary
4.In case of child abuse that resulted in death of child, State was entitled to introduce evidence of prior acts of abuse of child by defendant.
State v. Michael Robertson, 2015-KK-2095 (La. 02/05/16) [6 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 24, Issue 2

          Defendant was charged with the first degree murder of his eight-year-old son, Xzayvion Riley. The State notified defendant of its inte... view full summary
5.District court abused its discretion in reversing death sentence of Angola Five inmate on basis of purported Brady violation.
State v. David Brown, 2015-KK-2001 (La. 02/19/16) [11 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 24, Issue 2

          Defendant is one of the "Angola Five," a group of inmates who attempted to escape from the Angola State Penitentiary in 1999 and kille... view full summary
6.Court reverses death sentence based on State's violation of Jackson during penalty phase of retrial of convicted murderer.
State v. Robert Glen Coleman, 2014-KA-0402 (La. 02/26/16) [81 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 24, Issue 2

          Defendant was charged with the first degree murder of seventy-year-old Julian Brandon, a retired minister, and the attempted first deg... view full summary