Martinez man can't appeal Louisiana sentence

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 1:20 PM
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THIBODAUX, La. - A state district judge has rejected a Columbia County, Ga., man's request to appeal his 60-year sentence for shooting two Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputies at a traffic stop in December 2006.

Judge John LeBlanc ruled that since 22-year-old Robert Power, of Martinez, accepted the sentence in a plea bargain, he cannot appeal it.

Power could have gotten up to 140 years for shooting deputies Roland Guillot and Bridget Rupe.

Power had asked permission to appeal after the usual one-year limit.

Trial attorney Martin Regan testified Friday that he told Power's family that chances of winning an appeal were poor.

Power was 18 when the deputies were shot. He pleaded guilty 11 months later to two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one of aggravated escape.

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

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walrus4ever
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walrus4ever 03/30/10 - 02:09 pm
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Hes lucky he didnt get "life

Hes lucky he didnt get "life plus" in Louisiana. Basically he 's done for.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 03/30/10 - 02:32 pm
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You did the crime, now do the

You did the crime, now do the time.

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 03/30/10 - 04:31 pm
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Should have gotten the
Unpublished

Should have gotten the "chair"

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/30/10 - 10:05 pm
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If he shot two deputies in

If he shot two deputies in Louisiana I am surprised he ever got taken in alive. They tend to take that kind of thing personally. Sounds to me like they are getting soft.

Bangel4u2002
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Bangel4u2002 04/01/10 - 10:19 am
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Okay, if you all knew the

Okay, if you all knew the truth then you wouldn't say these things. Robert Power was a close friend of mine when this happened. He didn't kill that cop. His cousin that was with him killed the cop. But did they ever arrest his cousin? No, they didn't. Robbie was only there. He wasn't even driving. The only crime he committed was stealing a truck from GA and running to LA. So before yall go saying STUFF that you don't know about and only go by reading things and listening to hearsay. GET THE FACTS BEFORE YOU SAY ANYTHING THAT YOU YOURSELF KNOW FOR A FACT ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dudeness
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Dudeness 04/01/10 - 10:25 am
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Were you there as well,

Were you there as well, Bangel?

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