Union Parish District Attorney John Belton, who has been ordered to cure numerous deficiencies in the State’s Bill of Particulars entailing Ronald Greene or face the indictments being Quashed in three (3) days (i.e. on Thursday, July 13, 2023).
Upon our return from covering the Evidentiary Hearing in the Ronald Greene criminal case which transpired on June 23, 2023, we assessed the entire case to be on “life support.” On Monday, July 10, 2023, District Judge Thomas Rogers issued his rulings which validated our contention. We believe that the best way to present his ruling is in table format for each Defendant. Here’s that table:
|Name of Defendant||Judge Rogers’ Ruling|
|LSP Trooper Lt. John Clary||State given three (3) days to cure Bill of Particulars on one count, and Motion to Quash is DENIED on the other count.|
|Former LSP Trooper Dakota DeMoss||Indictment Quashed and Defendant discharged from any bond obligation.|
|Union Parish Sheriff Deputy Chris Harpin||State given three (3) days to cure Bill of Particulars on two counts, and Motion to Quash is DENIED on the third Count.|
|Former LSP Capt. John Peters||Indictment Quashed and Defendant discharged |
from any bond obligation.
|LSP Trooper Kory York||One Motion to Quash DENIED; State given three days to cure Bill of Particulars on nine (9) Counts, and One Count (Negligent Homicide) not ruled upon pending Kastigar hearing.|
So, that’s Judge Rogers ruling, folks! We strongly suggest that either DA Belton or his designated Assistant DA Hugo Holland burn the midnight oil between now and Thursday!
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