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News Release #009

 

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE #009
   
FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA  

 

The Opinion handed down on the 10th day of February, 2012, is as follows:

BY WEIMER, J.:

2011-KK-2043 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. GERALD CHINN (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
(3 Counts Attempted First Degree Murder; 1 Count Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property)

For the reasons assigned, the ruling of the court of appeal is reversed and the ruling of the district court permitting defendant to waive his right to a trial by jury is reinstated. The case is remanded to the district court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
REVERSED AND REMANDED.

KIMBALL, C.J., concurs and assigns reasons.
JOHNSON, J., concurs in result.
CLARK, J., dissents and assigns reasons.

 

 

 

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