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1999 News Releases

News Release #107

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 107

FROM : CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

The Opinions handed down on the 15th day of December, 1999 , are as follows:

BY CALOGERO, C.J.:

98-KA- 2460 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. RICHARD D. HOBLEY (Parish of Natchitoches) (First Degree Murder)

For the reasons assigned herein, defendant's conviction is affirmed. However, defendant's sentence to death is reversed, and the case is remanded for a new trial of the penalty phase.

CONVICTION AFFIRMED; DEATH SENTENCE REVERSED; REMANDED TO DISTRICT COURT

VICTORY, J., not on panel. Rule IV, Part 2, Section 3.

LEMMON, J., dissents in part and assigns reasons.

TRAYLOR, J., dissents for reasons assigned by Justice Knoll.

KNOLL, J., concurs in part, dissents in part, and assigns reasons.

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