Gardner sentenced to long prison termJHS

Obituaries

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Purvis “Earl” Cotten, 83, passed from this life on Monday, September 3, 2018, while surrounded by

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sharel Renee Miller, 63, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in W

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Edith Ann McDaniel Price, 80, of Winnfield, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at her home aft

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Steven Joshua Webb, 31, of Monroe, passed from this life on Monday, August 13, 2018.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Russell William McClary, 68, of Olla, passed from this life on Friday, August 31, 2018, at Hardtn

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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