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Upper level trough developing over the eastern U.S. This will send a July cold front into the area Tuesday with a good chance of thunderstorms. Front will stall to our SW with a little drying noted Wednesday and early Thursday. Storms increase again Friday into early Saturday as the trough drifts west and moisture increases, ...
Judge: ex-priest interview can be used at trial
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -- State District Judge David Ritchie says prosecutors can use the recorded interview of authorities' initial questioning of former priest Mark Broussard.
Broussard is accused of molesting young male parishioners in the late 1980s and early `90s.
His attorney, Tom Lorenzi, asked the court to throw out the interview because he said Broussard told detectives he needed a lawyer 10 minutes and 30 seconds into the recorded portion of the interview.
Broussard was originally charged with 224 counts of child molestation, but the prosecution is taking him to trial on five counts.
The American Press reports Broussard's trial is set for Sept. 16.