New Lawyer Joins City’s Legal Team Ahead of Name-Clearing Hearing Reconsideration

Jonesboro, Arkansas is preparing to argue for a reconsideration of the name-clearing hearing for Rachel Anderson, with the addition of a new lawyer to the city’s legal team. On February 14, two court filings were made in the case. The first filing confirmed that a “first-out setting” would take place at 10 AM on March 1 at the Craighead County Circuit Court, allowing parties ten days to object to the scheduling. The purpose of the meeting is to address the city’s motion to reconsider, filed on February 12, which seeks to reverse the decision granting … Read more

Rapist’s Request for New Trial and Sentence Reconsideration Denied by Rapides Parish Judge

Alexandria, Louisiana – A convicted rapist in Rapides Parish has been denied a new trial and a request to reconsider his 10-year sentence. Judge Patricia Koch made the ruling after Antonio Demetrius Jones, 49, was found guilty by a jury on two counts of third-degree rape. The victim, who was acting as an informant for the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, testified that Jones had forced her to perform oral sex on him twice during a drug sting operation. Jones’ attorney had requested a mistrial, claiming that multiple jurors had not watched a graphic video of … Read more