- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A man granted a new trial in a 2012 fatal stabbing in Thibodaux won’t be retried until Nov. 16.

The Daily Comet reports (https://bit.ly/1DZ3IkW) 24-year-old Jocobe Henderson was to stand trial Monday in the Aug. 18, 2012, death of 26-year-old Douglas Turner. Henderson was convicted of manslaughter Sept. 19.

Former state District Judge Jerome Barbera declared a mistrial Nov. 10 because he had not properly instructed the jury. State District Judge John LeBlanc, who is now presiding over the case, ruled Aug. 10 that prosecutors could retry Henderson on no higher charge than manslaughter.

Prosecutors have said they believe Henderson’s original charge of second-degree murder should stick and are awaiting a decision from the state’s 1st Circuit Court of Appeal on the matter.


Information from: Daily Comet, https://www.dailycomet.com

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