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Good afternoon. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC newsroom. A convicted murderer from Calcasieu Parish had his case taken all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. But it ended in defeat for Jonathan Boyer. The high court voted 5 to 4 to dismiss the appeal. Boyer's attorneys had argued that a 7 year delay between his arrest and his trial was a violation of his right to a speedy trial. But the Supreme Court ruled against him saying the court should have never taken the case. Boyer was sentenced to life without parole for the 2002 murder of Bradlee Marsh.

Mickey Shunick will be among the students to be honored at U.L. Lafayette's upcoming "Night of Remembrance." The event will take place on Wednesday, May first at 7P.M. At the UL Alumni Center. The "Night of Remembrance" is a memorial in honor of students, faculty, and staff and other loved ones lost in the previous year.

And Lawmakers are working on a budget that they'll get on May 9th. The House budget writing committee stripped nearly 500 million dollars in patchwork financing proposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal from next year's 24 billion dollar budget. Join us for these stories and your work week forecast today on Live at Five and 7news At Six.

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