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1.Court reverses court of appeal's sua sponte rejection of Alford plea.
State v. Marc Q. Scroggins, 2018-K-1943 (La. 06/26/2019) [6 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 7
     Defendant was involved in an altercation with another patient, Raymond Grant, in the waiting room of a doctor's office. When the two men were both outside, ... view full summary
2.Defendant failed to show prejudice in seeking post-conviction relief based on ineffective assistance.
State v. Wayne J. Taylor, 2019-KP-0311 (La. 06/26/19) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 7
     Defendant was charged with two counts of simple burglary in connection with the theft of copper wire from two Plaquemines Parish government buildings. DNA evidence gathere... view full summary
3.Court reverses court of appeal's sua sponte decision to vacate habitual offender adjudication and sentences for error patent.
State v. Adrian A. Dorsey, 2019-K-0349 (La. 06/26/19) [1 p.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 7
     Defendant was charged with and convicted of fourth-offense possession of marijuana and resisting an officer with force or violence. He filed several post-trial motions.... view full summary
4.State failed to prove seizure of gun was justified by plain view doctrine.
State v. Timothy Smothers, 2019-KK-0848 (La. 06/26/19) [4 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 7
     Defendant moved to suppress a gun seized by officers without a warrant and inculpatory statements that he made in connection with the seizure. The officer testified th... view full summary
5.Court modifies order allowing simultaneous broadcast of witness's trial testimony.
State v. Paul N. Hoff, 2019-KK-0475 (La. 06/26/19) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 7
     In this case, the 24th JDC authorized a procedure allowing trial testimony from a witness by simultaneous broadcast. The Court granted a supervisory writ in part and mo... view full summary
6.Court allows introduction of evidence of victim's prior alcohol and drug use in LSU fraternity hazing death trial.
State v. Matthew Naquin, 2019-KK-1116 (La. 07/06/19) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 7
     Defendant was charged in the 1997 hazing death of LSU fraternity pledge Max Gruver. Gruver died of alcohol poisoning and aspiration after a hazing ritual in which he wa... view full summary
7.Alleged errors in admitting testimony of screening prosecutor at trial must be reviewed under plain error standard.
State v. Willard Anthony, 2019-K-0476 (La. 06/26/19) [1 p].
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 7

    
     Defendant was convicted of aggravated rape, human trafficking, second degree battery, sexual battery, and being a felon in posses... view full summary