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  • Grand Isle resident sentenced to 26 years in child abuse case

    A former Grand Isle resident was sentenced to more than 26 years in prison Tuesday (Sept. 19), after he admitted he sought to pay $400 to have sex with a 6- to 7-year-old girl in his home on the barrier island. Wade Perkins III, 32, pleaded guilty as charged to attempted first-degree rape and four counts of …
  • West Bank men receive heavy prison sentences for 2015 crime spree that included murder

    Six days after they were convicted of a 2015 crime spree that left one man dead and another bound to a wheelchair for life, two West Bank men were sentenced Thursday (Sept. 14). Corey Flag, 25, of Marrero, was sentenced to life plus 167 years in prison. Emmett Garrison IV, 18, of Gretna, was sentenced …
  • West Bank men convicted of murder, armed robberies in 2015 crime spree

    Two West Bank men were convicted as charged Friday night (Sept. 8) for committing a violent, month-long crime spree in late 2015 that left one man dead and another partially paralyzed. Emmett Garrison IV, 18, of Marrero, and Corey Flag, 25, of Gretna, were convicted of all charges listed in the 10-count bill of indictment. …
  • Adam Littleton guilty of murder in I-10 death of Jasilas Wright

    Adam Littleton, a Mississippi native, was found criminally responsible on Friday (July 28) for the death of a woman who attempted to escape his vehicle after being kidnapped by jumping from his car on Interstate 10 in Metairie. Littleton, 25, was convicted as charged of second-degree murder in the June 10, 2015, death of Jasilas …
  • Marrero man sentenced to life in prison for murdering his boss

    A Marrero man who murdered his boss at their Kenner workplace was sentenced on Monday (July 24) to a mandatory life sentence in prison. John Spears, 52, was convicted last month of the second-degree murder of Anthony Tardo on Dec. 4, 2015. Tardo, 49, was described as a “generous, most caring person” with a “contagious …