ARCHIVES: October 2019

  • Westlake Man Set Free After Acquittal

    by Vincent Lupo, American Press A 36-year-old Westlake man accused of molesting two teenage girls was acquitted this week when the judge ruled that prosecutors hadn’t proved the man was at least two years older than the girls at the time of the incidents. Judge al Gray granted a motion for acquittal that was requested by defense attorney Glen Vamvoras. Vamvoras waived a jury trial for his client, who then faced trial by Gray alone. […]

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    Westlake Man Set Free After Acquittal

  • Rape Verdict: Not Guilty

    A week-long trial of a 25-year old Starks man accused of raping and beating a Sulphur teenager nearly 13 months ago ended Friday with a not guilty verdict. A jury of eight women and four men deliberated for three hours in 14th Judicial District Court before acquitting   on the charge of aggravated rape.  ’s court-appointed attorney Glen Vamvoras had claimed the outset that law enforcement officers had arrested the wrong man.   claimed he […]

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    Rape Verdict: Not Guilty

  • Pot Trial Ends in Mystery

    Two unusual circumstances combined to make a routine drug trial a little out of the ordinary this week in 14th Judicial District Court. A 12-member jury acquitted a 34-year old defendant of the drug distribution charge, but not before a small quantity of marijuana which had been introduced as evidence turned up missing. The foreman of the jury was a defense attorney who had been questioned and accepted by both the state and defense attorneys […]

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    Pot Trial Ends in Mystery

  • Oklahoma Man Found Not Guilty in Conspiracy Trial

    Lake Charles American Press An Oklahoma man was found not guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court on conspiracy charges in connection with the November 1988 theft of seven horses and saddles from a boys ranch. The defendant,  , 20, of Gore, Oklahoma was charged with conspiracy to commit transportation of stolen goods. He was facing a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The theft occurred at the Oklahoma Methodist Boys […]

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    Oklahoma Man Found Not Guilty in Conspiracy Trial

  • LC Man Acquitted

    by Vincent Lupo, American Press A sleight of hand card trick and conflicting evidence regarding the description of a drug dealer apparently contributed to the acquittal this week of a Lake Charles man accused of selling cocaine to an undercover agent 17 months ago. Jurors returned a not guilty verdict against   , 29, of   Drive, Apt.   following a three-day trial. Judge Charley Quienalty presided.   a three-time convicted felon, was a accused […]

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    LC Man Acquitted

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