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This Week in Court


Man convicted of numerous sex charges

A Baton Rouge man tried in Caddo District Court this week faces a life sentence and then some, after the jury unanimously found him guilty as charged on all of five separate sex crime charges Friday, May 7, 2021. Gentry Elvridge Vinson, 52, faces mandatory life...

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Caddo Grand Jury returns five true bills

The Caddo Parish Grand Jury returned five indictments Thursday, April 29, 2021. Of these, four were for second-degree murder. One was for failure to report a murder and assisting in it after-the-fact. Jamarzia Devon Leonard, 27, of Shreveport, is charged with the...

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Shreveporter guilty of 2018 slaying

A Shreveport man charged in connection with the death of a man on North Lakeshore Drive in late 2018 was found guilty of negligent homicide in a Caddo District Court trial that concluded Friday, April 23, 2021. Austin Wade Boyd, 29, of Shreveport, was found guilty of...

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Shreveporter guilty of liquor robbery

A Shreveport man who robbed a liquor store delivery man of a case of cognac last fall was convicted in Caddo District Court Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Jamar Dewayne Trotter, 24, was found guilty of armed robbery by the three-man, nine-woman jury in District Judge Donald...

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