{FD} Man freed from death row blames conviction on racial bias

A man freed from Louisiana’s death row says his case was corrupted by a biased autopsy and a prosecutor’s racism and religious fervor.

{FD} Louisiana man convicted of 1971 rape to be freed from prison

It has been nearly 50 years since a Louisiana man was sentenced to life in prison in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse but after a judge overturned his conviction, he is expected to walk out of prison Wednesday morning a free man.

{FD} Man seeks freedom after judge tosses decades-old rape case

A Louisiana man could be freed Tuesday after nearly 50 years in prison for a rape conviction recently thrown out by a judge who concluded authorities withheld evidence.

{FD} Prosecutor: Suspected serial killer facing murder charges

A suspected serial killer has been indicted on murder charges in a string of shootings that killed three men and wounded a fourth.

{FD} Lawyers seek to question neo-Nazi website publisher’s family

Lawyers suing a neo-Nazi website’s publisher asked a federal judge Monday for court-ordered permission to question the man’s relatives about his whereabouts.

{FD} Computers, notes seized at Louisiana slaying suspect’s home

Court records show investigators seized computer equipment and a notebook containing “personal writings” from the Louisiana home of a white man suspected of killing two black men and shooting up a black family’s home.

{FD} APNewsBreak: Official: Call led to arrest of serial killer

A law enforcement official says a serial killer was arrested in Louisiana last week after he called a sheriff’s office and claimed responsibility for a string of shootings that killed three men and wounded a fourth.

{FD} Louisiana man accused of killing 3 in string of attacks

A plumbing company owner is accused of killing three men and shooting a fourth in a string of attacks that began in July in a rural area north of Baton Rouge and ended this week with the death of a Boy Scouts employee.

{FD} Drinking game may have preceded fraternity pledge’s death

Police reports suggest a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge may have been forced to consume excessive amounts of alcohol during a game or initiation ritual called “Bible Study” on the night before his death.

{FD} Report: Student found unresponsive had been drinking at frat

A Louisiana State University student had spent the night drinking at a fraternity house before he was found unresponsive and later died at a hospital, according to a police report released Friday.

{FD} White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family’s home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated.

{FD} Man questioned about deadly shootings is freed from jail

A 23-year-old white man whom police call a “person of interest” in the fatal shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge has been released from jail after his arrest on drug charges.

Radio host sues neo-Nazi website for linking him to bombing

A Muslim-American radio host is accusing the publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website of defaming him by falsely labeling him the “mastermind” of a deadly concert bombing in England, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

{FD} Police: Deputy killed man after girlfriend tried to grab gun

A police report released Monday says a sheriff’s deputy in central Louisiana shot and killed a man after his girlfriend jumped on the officer’s back, bit him and tried to grab his gun.

{FD} Officer wounded in deadly ambush sues Black Lives Matter

A federal lawsuit accuses Black Lives Matter and several movement leaders of inciting violence that led to a gunman’s deadly ambush of law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last summer.

{FD} Hearing ordered for man serving life sentence for 1971 rape

A man serving a life sentence for the 1971 rape of a nurse is getting a court-ordered hearing to determine if authorities withheld evidence that could exonerate him.