Joe McKnight shooter pleads not guilty
Posted on 2/6/2017 9:12:00 AM.

The 55-year-old man accused of killing former-NFL player Joe McKnight entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder today. Ronald Gasser remains in the Jefferson Parish jail and faces life in prison if convicted.

Legal analyst Chick Foret says this is the first step in the criminal prosecution and we'll have to wait on a trial date.
Chick Foret, Ronald Gasser, Joe McKnight

Jury selection in Cardell Hayes case underway
Posted on 12/5/2016 3:27:00 AM.

The jury selection in the trial of Cardell Hayes, the man accused of killing Former Saints defensive end Will Smith, begins today. A judge has determined that the jury will be sequestered for the entire trial. Legal Analyst Chick Foret says it will be hard for people to leave their families during the holiday season.

Will Smith, Cardell Hayes, Chick Foret, jury

Judge rules jury in Cardell Hayes' case to be sequestered
Posted on 11/16/2016 12:19:00 PM.

An Orleans Parish criminal court judge rules that the jury in the Cardell Hayes murder trial will be sequestered. Hayes is accused of killing former-Saints player Will Smith after a car accident on April 9th. Legal analyst Chick Foret says there will be a lot of media coverage of the trial, and the judge wants to prevent any potential bias.

Chick Foret, Cardell Hayes, Will Smith

Voters to elect a new Louisiana Supreme Court justice
Posted on 11/8/2016 11:22:00 AM.

One of the most important races on the ballot is one most people probably haven’t heard of. Legal analyst Chick Foret says the 3rd Supreme Court District race will be pivotal for the Bayou State. He says Republicans Marilyn Castle and Jimmy Genovese are the only two judges in the race.

Chick Foret, Louisiana Supreme Court, Election 2016

Supreme Court will not hear Ray Nagin's appeal
Posted on 10/6/2016 10:37:00 AM.

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear former-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s appeal of his 2014 public corruption conviction. Legal analyst Chick Foret says this means Nagin will have to serve out the remaining 8 years of his 10 year sentence, because there is no other court that can hear his appeal.

Chick Foret, Ray Nagin, Supreme Court

Former-Saints player Darren Sharper sentenced to 18 years in federal prison
Posted on 8/18/2016 12:44:00 PM.

Former-Saints player Darren Sharper will spend 18 years in a federal prison for drugging and raping 9 women in four states. Legal analyst Tim Meche says today, Sharper got the deal of the century. He says many people are wondering how he got such a break on his sentence.

Darren Sharper, Tim Meche, Chick Foret

2nd person sentenced in 2012 death & dismemberment of New Orleans dancer
Posted on 6/20/2016 11:49:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
32-year-old Margaret Sanchez has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2012 death and dismemberment of the former Bourbon Street dancer Jaren Lockhart. She also pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in a Jefferson Parish courtroom and was sentenced to 40 years.
margaret sanchez, jaren lockhart, terry speaks, chick foret

NOPD: Loaded gun found in Will Smith's vehicle
Posted on 4/12/2016 6:14:00 PM.

A recent discovery could change the whole dynamic of the Will Smith murder case. Police say a loaded 9mm gun was found in the former-Saints defensive end’s vehicle. Legal analyst Chick Foret says this could help alleged shooter Cardell Hayes’ defense that he was not the aggressor.

Chick Foret, Will Smith, Cardell Hayes, gun

Legal expert: Self-defense will be hard to prove in Will Smith's murder case
Posted on 4/11/2016 1:44:00 PM.

A legal expert says a claim of self-defense will be hard to prove in the murder of former Saints standout Will Smith. Cardell Hayes is facing a charge of second-degree murder, but attorney John Fuller spoke with Hayes, who says he was not the aggressor in the incident. Legal Analyst Chick Foret says police will have to look at witness testimony to see exactly what happened.

Chick Foret, Will Smith, Cardell Hayes, homicide

Federal judge rejects Darren Sharper's plea bargain
Posted on 2/18/2016 12:01:00 PM.

A federal judge officially rejected Former Saints safety Darren Sharper’s plea bargain in the case where he allegedly drugged and raped multiple women. Legal Analyst Chick Foret says Sharper is facing accusations in three other states and agreed to nine years in jail after pleading guilty in those jurisdictions. But Foret says US District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo believes nine years isn’t enough. 

Saints, Darren Sharper, rape, Chick Foret, Jane Triche Milazzo, plea bargain

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