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  • Ex-gymnastics coach pleads guilty to molesting boys, sentenced to 65 years in prison

    A Jefferson Parish judge on Monday (April 15) sentenced former gymnastics coach Jonathan M. West of Kenner to 65 years in prison, after West admitted he sexually exploited 13 boys under his care. West, 27, pleaded guilty as charged to the offenses outlined in a 24-count bill of information. The victims were between the ages …
  • Rushton, Schiffman receive ‘excellence’ award for double-murder prosecution

    Assistant District Attorneys Douglas Rushton and Lynn Schiffman were among the recipients of the Metropolitan Crime Commission’s Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards.   The Metropolitan Crime Commission on Tuesday (Feb. 5) recognized assistant district attorneys Douglas Rushton and Lynn Schiffman for the prosecution of an Avondale man who was convicted last year of a double …
  • The week’s round-up: Juries convict in rape, illegal gun cases

    Jefferson Parish juries returned two guilty verdicts in unrelated trials this week, including that of a Kenner man who was convicting of raping an intoxicated woman in his car while she was unconscious. Third-degree rape conviction Cornelius Williams, 29, was convicted as charged of third-degree rape following a two-day trial that ended Tuesday (Jan. 8). …
  • Corey Woods sentenced to life plus 50 years for Metairie triple-murder, heroin distribution

    A Jefferson Parish judge on Monday (Jan. 7) sentenced Corey Woods to three life sentences, for his convictions of killing three people as they sat in a car two years ago. His victims included a 16-year-old girl, whom he shot in the back of her head as she tried to escape the gunfire. Woods, 33, …
  • New Orleans man on 4-state crime spree convicted of Kenner armed robbery

    A Jefferson Parish jury on Thursday (Dec. 13) found a New Orleans man guilty of robbing a Kenner business, part of a crime spree in which he committed similar heists in four states during a three-month period in early 2014. Steven J. Rodney, 34, was convicted as charged of the armed robbery of the Walmart …