Lawsuits filed Monday on behalf of the Avoyelles and Rapides sheriffs are among the first in Louisiana against pharmaceutical companies that attorneys say bear blame for an opioid crisis that public entities are ill equipped to handle.
District attorneys offices across Louisiana will have 90 days from Aug. 1 to decide whether or not they will oppose making convicted murderers eligible for parole.
After being found guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter Friday night, Derrick Stafford turned to hand his keys to his wife Brittany, who sobbed as she fell into his arms.
Chris Few pointed to the bullet hole scar in the center of his chest when prompted by prosecutor Matthew Derbes, who asked Few if he got the surrounding tattoo to hide it.
Two different portraits were painted of Christopher Few during the opening statements of Derrick Stafford's trial Monday morning.
Twelve jurors were sworn in Thursday afternoon for the Derrick Stafford murder trial, but not before heated exchanges between attorneys for both sides and the presiding judge over accusations that people were being excluded because of race.
More tentative jurors were selected Wednesday for the Derrick Stafford murder trial, bringing the day's total to 11, but work will continue with a fresh slate of panelists on Thursday.
With just six jurors tentatively selected in the trial of a former Marksville deputy city marshal accused of killing a 6-year-old boy, opening statements in the high-profile case might not begin until next week.