A busy day in court - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

A busy day in court

By Evan Johnson - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - It was a busy day at the 14th Judicial Court as sentences were handed down by the judge.

Back in January, a woman was stabbed to death in the Chateau Du Lac Apartment Complex. Now, a judge has ruled, Deon Granger is mentally fit to stand trial.  Two psychologists examined him and both believe he can assist his attorney if he continues to take his current medication. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to 2nd degree murder.  His trial is now set for December 7, 2009

The teen blamed for a shooting at the corner of Moss and Mill Streets in Lake Charles last year that injured a 13-year-old makes a plea deal. 19-year-old Dane Darbonne was indicted on an attempted second degree murder charge. He pleaded guilty to attempted manslaughter and other firearms charges.  Darbonne has been sentenced to a total of nine years.

Remember Kenneth Richard?  He's the wheelchair bound man accused of robbing a Moss Bluff home. Judge Wyatt reduced his simple burglary charge to unlawful entry. Richard pleaded guilty to that, and was sentenced to time served. The judge also ordered the sheriff's office to return Richard's motorized wheelchair.

(Copyright 2009 KPLC-TV. All rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More heat today with limited rain chances today; more rain by this weekend

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More heat today with limited rain chances today; more rain by this weekend

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:37:44 GMT
    Slight rain chance this afternoonSlight rain chance this afternoon
    Slight rain chance this afternoonSlight rain chance this afternoon

    For our Thursday, it is another hot day. The temperatures will reach the lower to mid 90s again. It will feel more like 103-105 degrees, at least for a brief time. There could be a few small showers that pop up. I have the rain chances at only 30%, though. So, not everyone will see rain. Overnight, it will be generally clear with only a few passing clouds. I do not expect any rain. It should be a nice evening if you have any outdoor plans. It will be very warm and muggy. 

    More >>

    For our Thursday, it is another hot day. The temperatures will reach the lower to mid 90s again. It will feel more like 103-105 degrees, at least for a brief time. There could be a few small showers that pop up. I have the rain chances at only 30%, though. So, not everyone will see rain. Overnight, it will be generally clear with only a few passing clouds. I do not expect any rain. It should be a nice evening if you have any outdoor plans. It will be very warm and muggy. 

    More >>
  • WARNING: "The Nun" trailer banned from YouTube, deemed too scary

    WARNING: "The Nun" trailer banned from YouTube, deemed too scary

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:27:55 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    YouTube has reportedly pulled the trailer for the new horror movie "The Nun", according to a tweet from Team YouTube.  On August 12, a six-second trailer for the new film was released. However, the visuals are not for the faint of heart.  Warning: This video is disturbing:  The trailer begins by showing the signature Apple "volume down" icon. The icon appears to be lowering itself which may trick a viewer into believing the volume is down...

    More >>

    YouTube has reportedly pulled the trailer for the new horror movie "The Nun", according to a tweet from Team YouTube.  On August 12, a six-second trailer for the new film was released. However, the visuals are not for the faint of heart.  Warning: This video is disturbing:  The trailer begins by showing the signature Apple "volume down" icon. The icon appears to be lowering itself which may trick a viewer into believing the volume is down...

    More >>
  • LA 384 now open to traffic near Grand Lake Pontoon Bridge

    LA 384 now open to traffic near Grand Lake Pontoon Bridge

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:19:17 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LA 384 is closed to vehicle traffic near the Grand Lake Pontoon Bridge in Cameron Parish.  Expect traffic delays in the area.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

    More >>

    LA 384 is closed to vehicle traffic near the Grand Lake Pontoon Bridge in Cameron Parish.  Expect traffic delays in the area.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly