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 2003 News Releases

News Release #073

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

 

NEWS RELEASE # 73


FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA


The Opinions handed down on the 23th day of October, 2003 , are as follows:


BY JOHNSON, J. :


2002-K -2302 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JASON HELOU (Parish of Lafayette) (Second Degree Battery)

Accordingly, we vacate the defendant's conviction for second degree battery and enter a conviction for simple battery, as statutory responsive verdict pursuant to LSA-C.Cr.P.art. 814(15). We remand this matter to the trial court for resentencing for simple battery.

TRAYLOR, J., dissents for reasons assigned by Weimer, J.

KNOLL, J., dissents for the reasons assigned by Weimer, J.

WEIMER, J., dissents & assigns reasons.


 
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