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  1. Skylar Credeura s family shed tears of relief after Acadia Parish jury ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | The Advocate

    Family and friends of Skylar Credeur wept with relief Thursday after an Acadia Parish jury convicted Credeur's stepfather, Kerry Bertrand, of killing the 20-year-old university student in August 2013. "Hopefully sees Angola for the rest of his life," said Sally Stelly, Credeur's aunt, who wore a red T-shirt with white lettering that read "Justice for Skylar."

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    Sunday Jan 31 | The Advocate

    While Albert Woodfox awaits a third trial in the 1972 killing of a Louisiana prison guard, attorneys for the state and the longtime Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola inmate are waging a legal battle over whether the eventual jury must reach a unanimous verdict - or if only 10 of the 12 jurors need to agree for there to be a valid verdict. Woodfox's attorneys say the answer to the thorny question is simple: Unanimous verdicts were required at his 1973 trial and his 1998 retrial, so the same requirement should apply at the third murder trial.

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  3. Juveniles given life sentences for murder win high court reprieveRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | The Town Talk

    Juveniles given life sentences for murder win high court reprieve About 1,500 people serving mandatory life without parole sentences can seek reduced terms Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://usat.ly/1RILGIU The Supreme Court ruled in a case involving a 69-year-old prisoner at Louisiana's state penitentiary in Angola who received a mandatory life sentence as a teen-ager. WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court offered a chance for freedom Monday to hundreds of convicted murderers given mandatory sentences of life without parole for crimes they committed as juveniles.

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  4. West Feliciana coroner says Derrick Todd Lee died of natural causes,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | The Advocate

    ... of St. Francisville died Thursday morning at an area hospital after he was taken from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on Saturday for an undisclosed medical condition. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office conducted Lee's autopsy ...

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  5. Autopsy underway in Baton Rouge on serial killer Derrick Todd LeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | The Advocate

    ... of St. Francisville died Thursday morning at an area hospital after he was taken from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on Saturday for an undisclosed medical condition. Lee had been on death row at Angola for the 2002 slaying of Charlotte ...

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  6. Acadiana woman recalls surviving attack byaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | The Daily Advertiser

    ... in a Baton Rouge courtroom on Wednesday morning July 2, 2003. He was taken from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, where he was on death row, to the hospital this past weekend for an undisclosed medical condition. His DNA was linked to the ...

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  7. Convicted serial killer Derrick Todd Lee has diedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | The Daily Advertiser

    ... Rouge courtroom on Wednesday morning July 2, 2003. Lee, 47, was transported from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, where he was on death row, to an undisclosed hospital on Saturday due to a medical condition, according to Laborde. Lee has ...

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    Thursday Jan 21 | The Advocate

    ... the case. Hearing starts at 9 a.m., but Lee will arrive early. Derrick Todd Lee gets escorted from verhicle at Angola's Death Row where he will be admitted to serve out his sentence. (Advocate Photo by Mark Saltz; Photo taken on 10.14.04) (#2 of top ...

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  9. St. Martin Parish Assistant District Attorney reacts to Derrick Todd Lee's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... on death row, he didn't die by execution, but instead in a hospital. He was taken from his death row jail cell at Angola to the hospital earlier this week, where he died Thursday morning. Lee was convicted in the deaths of two women and linked by ...

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  10. Convicted Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Convicted South Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee died shortly before 9 a.m. today, according to Pam Laborde, spokeswoman with the Louisiana Department of Safety and Corrections. Lee, 47, was transported from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, where he was on death row, to an undisclosed hospital on Saturday due to a medical condition, according to Laborde.

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    Wednesday Jan 20 | The Advocate

    ... on 5/27/05.) Malformed publication history data 052805 1-A, 1-B;S Derrick Todd Lee gets escorted from verhicle at Angola's Death Row where he will be admitted to serve out his sentence. (Advocate Photo by Mark Saltz; Photo taken on 10.14.04) (#2 of ...

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  12. Court: No compensation for men convicted in Union Parish murdersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | Concordia Sentinel

    Two men convicted of murdering an elderly Union Parish couple in 1986 will not be compensated for the nearly 13 years they spent on death row at Angola State Penitentiary. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal in Shreveport on Jan. 13 affirmed a ruling by 3rd District Court Judge Wayne Smith dismissing a compensation claim by Albert Ronnie Burrell and Michael Ray Graham Jr. They were convicted in 1987 in separate trials in the double homicide of William and Callie Frost in their Union Parish home.

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  13. Guest column: Non-unanimous jury verdicts steeped in racist pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | The Advocate

    Willie Dorsey and John O'Dowd currently sit at Angola facing life without parole. Both of their original trials ended in mistrials.

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  14. Serial killer Derrick Todd Lee remains under medical treatment outside of the Angola penitentiaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 18 | The Advocate

    ... to prepare. Serial killer Derrick Todd Lee remained in medical care outside of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on Monday afternoon, a day after a corrections official confirmed the death row inmate had been transported beyond the gates of ...

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  15. Derrick Todd Lee gets medical treatment outside of Angola; officials...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 17 | The Advocate

    Convicted serial killer and death row inmate Derrick Todd Lee on Sunday was receiving medical care outside the fences of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Corrections Department spokeswoman Pam Laborde confirmed in a statement that Lee, 47, was transported away from the Angola prison for medical care but declined to say where he'd been taken or what medical issues he is being treated for, citing state and federal privacy laws.

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  16. Inmates' lawyers in death row heat case defend $887,000 billingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | NOLA.com

    ... excessive. But in a written response Wednesday to those allegations, the lawyers for Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola inmates Elzie Ball, Nathaniel Code and James Magee vigorously defended their handling of the case and their billing and asked ...

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  17. Today's Rundown: President Obama in Baton Rouge today; excitement builds at McKinley High for visitRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 14 | The Advocate

    ... downtown Baton Rouge that the nation is "broken." http://bit.ly/1Kew9sG Corrections: Burl Cain is still living at the Angola warden's home and drawing a regular paycheck even though he resigned effective Jan. 1. http://bit.ly/1Ketq29 TV update: Cox ...

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  18. Letters: Angola system recognizes dignity of every humanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | The Advocate

    There are several in West Feliciana Parish, especially along the Angola Road corridor, who appreciate efforts that have turned what was once the most horrible hellhole of a prison into a model penal system. With continuous budget cuts, and reductions of staff, and removal of tower guards, Angola only gets better, as solutions to the problems are met with human understanding.

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  19. Don't forget the good Burl Cain did as warden at Angola: Jonathan StackRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | NOLA.com

    I'm with my family in New York City, but a big part of my heart is in Angola Prison where I have been making films and television programs for the past two decades. I'm often asked why I care so much about a place that houses so many men who have caused so much pain, but Angola has taught me not to judge people for the worst thing they ever did, but to embrace the best of who they can become.

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  20. Judge can't oversee retrial of decades old rape, robbery case...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 8 | NOLA.com

    ... prolonging justice for Jones, who is now out on bond after more than 20 years at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, at Angola. Hunter ruled in Jones' favor, finding that Landrum-Johnson should be recused and the case randomly assigned to another ...

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