Gardner sentenced to long prison termJHS

Obituaries

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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A 67-year-old Good Pine man was sentenced to serve 40-years at hard labor after entering a guilty plea to a charge of manslaughter in 28th Judicial District Court last Thursday, according to LaSalle District Attorney J. Reed Walters.

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, four days before jury selection was to begin, Melvin L. Gardner entered a guilty plea to the charge of manslaughter in the death of Jamie Bates. The crime occurred on March 17, 2017 in the Good Pine Community, just west of Jena.

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