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 2006 News Releases

News Release #035

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 35

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA


The Opinion handed down on the 23rd day of June, 2006, is as follows:


PER CURIAM:


2005-K- 0123 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ELTON CROCHET, JR. (Parish of Assumption)
(Aggravated Rape; Two Counts of Aggravated Incest; Indecent Behavior
with a Juvenile)
Accordingly, we reverse the decision below, reinstate defendant's
convictions and sentences, and remand this case to the court of appeal
for consideration of the remaining assignments of error regarding the responsive verdicts provided the jury by the trial court for the offense of aggravated rape.

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF APPEAL REVERSED; CASE REMANDED TO THE COURT OF APPEAL.

Retired Judge Philip C. Ciaccio assigned as justice pro tempore sitting
for Associate Justice Catherine D. Kimball.




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