Prosecutor says no deals for Bordelon

The District Attorney's Office isn't interested in offering Gerald Bordelon a deal to spare him the death penalty, even if he agrees to a life sentence, a prosecutor said in court Monday. Full Story
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Livingston Parish Citizen

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#1 Jun 9, 2006
Is this because Jennifer Boudreaux Eiddison Bordelon is calling the shots for the DA?
Justice

Baton Rouge, LA

#2 Oct 6, 2006
I beleive that the DA did a wonderful job at covicting Gerald Bordelon for murdering a child! The DA CALLED all the shots... and won!!!
Barb

United States

#3 Oct 7, 2006
Justice wrote:
I beleive that the DA did a wonderful job at covicting Gerald Bordelon for murdering a child! The DA CALLED all the shots... and won!!!
If you believe that, then you obviously weren't in court during the trial. Too bad, you might have learned a thing or two about Jennifer's role in this murder. In fact, it may have provoked the question "Why wasn't the mother prosecuted along with Gerald?".

This joke of a trial was all about the DA looking good for the news media and getting re-elected. IT WAS NOT ABOUT JUSTICE FOR COURTNEY. Now this "mother in name only", as the judge in Mississippi so eloquently put it, is free to continue to find other victims for her evil intentions.
Monique

Moselle, MS

#4 Oct 9, 2006
Justice wrote:
I beleive that the DA did a wonderful job at covicting Gerald Bordelon for murdering a child! The DA CALLED all the shots... and won!!!
If I had to verture a guess this comment was either made by Jennifer or Brit. Either way YOU ARE WRONG WRONG WRONG! Only half of the justice was served , when Jennifer is behind bars ONLY THEN WILL JUSTICE BE FULLY SERVED!!!!
LOL

Hattiesburg, MS

#5 Oct 10, 2006
Does jennifer suffer from schizophrenia? Her weaving in and out of personalities and screen names leads me to believe this may be the case. Her father's abuse may have contributed to a mental disorder.
watchdog

United States

#6 Oct 11, 2006
LOL wrote:
Does jennifer suffer from schizophrenia? Her weaving in and out of personalities and screen names leads me to believe this may be the case. Her father's abuse may have contributed to a mental disorder.
No, these are two different people. I'm sure Jennifer does have some kind of mental disorder, but just what the diagnosis would be is anyone's guess. I certainly wouldn't call her "normal" considering her behavior towards her daughter Courtney.
Watchdog 2

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#8 Nov 2, 2006
Whoever thinks the DA did such a wonderful job is mistaken. She withheld evidence from the Judge during crucial parts of the case, later providing the proof of this herself. I think it was against public integritey, and she should be disciplined for it. This was with all due intention and should not be tolerated in a death penalty case- no case for all that matters. Anyone that reviews the supression hearings and the trial transcripts can figure this out rather easily.
Watchdog 2

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#9 Nov 2, 2006
watchdog wrote:
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No, these are two different people. I'm sure Jennifer does have some kind of mental disorder, but just what the diagnosis would be is anyone's guess....
try 'sexually defiant' as she so put it
SAM

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#10 Nov 8, 2006
Watchdog 2 wrote:
... it was against public integrity, and she should be disciplined for it. This was with all due intention and should not be tolerated in a death penalty case- no case for all that matters. Anyone that reviews the supression hearings and the trial transcripts can figure this out rather easily.
Is this what affected the Judge's ruling to deny the continuance for hearing 'the motion for a new trial'? He did not care if the transcripts were provided to the Capital Appeals Team before the motion was filed or not. Seems to me, he would have at least checked on the status of the transcript before ruling on that one!
Nsmst

United States

#11 Nov 8, 2006
Seems to me that Jennifer is still guilty and needs to reassure herself that shes not still being looked at ?
Is not gonna happen, it doesn't take a genius to figure out who wrapped their hands around that child's neck.
It WILL all catch up to you. ;)
Watchdog 2

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#12 Nov 8, 2006
Jennifer may be happy at the moment, but she just does not realiize how bad the DA, ADA, Judge and Public Defense system really screwed up the whole case with unexcusable and unethical decisions the parish made. The case will be turned around as soon as higher courts get the appeal. So many constitutional violations, and misconduct was involved behind the scenes that are yet to be made public. When they are the citizens of the parish will realize just how corrupt LIV still is and just why the people need to pay closer attention to how criminals are processed not just in this parish, but in the state.
CRMon

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#13 Jun 23, 2007
What I really don't understand is why the court in LIV never checked Gerald's sanity when he pled not guilty by reason of insanity like the BR Judges do. The law says when you make that plea that a sanity hearing must be ordered before any proceedings can continue against a capital defendant. With never having any examination of any sort- the same court allowed Gerald to dismiss his plea several years later. Still no sanity or competancy hearing. Now that Gerald is trying to waive all appeals and get an execution date- the court wants to make sure he is competant. Who is backwards- the parish or the state?

Now that he is ready to accept his sentence and wants to save all those tax dollars- we have to spend money to make sure he is sane, yet, it made no matter upon a sanity plea.

Observer

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#14 Jun 23, 2007
How many people related to the prosecution of the case knows it took a letter to the ACLU Admin. Joe Cook to get Gerald Bordelon's defense upgraded to more than one attorney who never had so much as a secretary, detective, forget forensics- this was never going to happen according to the higher ups. After three years waiting, LIV was going to take Gerald to court within a 2 week period while having never hired the detectives the Judge had ordered a down payment for, never followed up on funding matters in any other way whatsoever. That includes DNA specialists, medical professionals, forensics, mitigation attorney- all inclusive. Within two days of Mr. Cook's receipt of the letter on Gerald's behalf, Mr. Stewart was hired. Yes, Mr. Joe Cook must have forwarded that letter to someone over at the Indigent Defense Board or at least called the Chief himself. For the first time, The Chief PD sure was in there shaking Gerald's hand the following court date when Mr. Stewart called a press conference letting everyone know the trial was postponed and he was Gerald's new defense team. This, the Chief Public Defender refused to tell the DA or Judge while on the stand Jan 6, 2006 (discussing more funding issues which were overlooked until the Court Administrators or Appellate Court stepped in making for another 6 mo. post-ponement of the trial.)

I always will wonder just who Joe passed that letter to, and if the Judge ever really found out why Stewart was hired, he must of asked several times.
SAM

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#15 Jun 29, 2007
http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2007/06/27/d...

This sounds so familiar..........
Silent victim

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#16 Jul 19, 2007
Silent victim

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#17 Aug 18, 2007
{In Woodson v. North Carolina, 428 U.S. 280, 304 (1976), this Court held that "the fundamental respect for humanity underlying the Eighth Amendment ... requires consideration of the character and record of the individual offender and the circumstances of the particular offense as a constitutionally indispensable part of the process of inflicting the penalty of death."}

For such a system would approach the mandatory laws that we today hold unconstitutional in Woodson and Roberts v. Louisiana [428 U.S. 325 (1976)]. A jury must be allowed to consider on the basis of all relevant evidence not only why a death sentence should be imposed, but also why it should not be imposed. "Thus, in order to meet the requirement of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, a capital-sentencing system must allow the sentencing authority to consider mitigating circumstances.}

{ROBERTS v. LOUISIANA
CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

No. 76-5206.

Argued March 28, 1977
Decided June 6, 1977

The mandatory death sentence imposed upon petitioner pursuant to a Louisiana statute for the first-degree murder of a police officer engaged in the performance of his lawful duties held to violate the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, since the statute allows for no consideration of particularized mitigating factors in deciding whether the death sentence should be imposed.

331 So.2d 11, reversed and remanded.}

Livingston Parish court system needs to update thierselves on the constituional laws of Louisiana. Why is they can impose death sentences without considering mitigation and the Judge can make sure of it-- and when corrected by other court officers- he gets to rule that himself to deny motions acknowledging his own errors.

There was no mitigation considered in the case of Gerald Bordelon. Judge Bennet made sure Bordelon's attorney did not provide mitigation, rather than backing Stewart- who was ready to hog tie Bordelon in order to provide mitigation whether Bordelon liked it or not---Judge Bennett still did not allow mitigation. Seems Bennett does not know the law.

When Jelpi Pecue filed a motion acknowledging Judge Bennet's error of stopping the defense from providing mitigation---Judge Bennett also got to deny the motion. So wrong, but that is Livingston parish judicial system--great representation of politics in action.

By the way---the DA just sat back and watched knowing the judge would take care of it in thier favor, forget the laws...they pick and choose which laws they want to acknowledge and which to ignore and avoid.

Anyone ever seeking a defense in LIV needs to familiarize themselves with the laws if they expect to really understand thier rights.

Where Capital punishment is being enforced it seems ethics would play a much more substantial role, but you have to sometimes realize how the mentality of the people varies within different localities.
Hmmmm

AOL

#18 Oct 12, 2007
Things that make you go hmmmm..........
Wonder if the DA would have donated a kidney to Gerald Bordelon to keep him alive-just to turn around and see to it that he is killed by the state-You certainly don't see the prosecution caring about all the constitutional errors that will not be considered if Gerald's waiver of appeals is granted. Nor do you see anyone from the defense speaking up. How convenient it is for them. Gerald too has a child that would like to continue having a father in this world. Sure hope she never needs her father's kidney-forget love or support. Children of criminals must not be considered human in the eyes of the DA.
Don't forget to donate your organs- pro life one minute- pro death the next..........hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
CRMon

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#19 Dec 22, 2008
At the trailer where Courtney was left at night to stay home alone at night at the age of 12, upon the first police report the immediate neighbor informed the police that she saw and heard activity at the trailer from 2-4 am. She distinctly heard 2 adults, male and female, whom she believed to be Jennifer. There was also a strange white dog vehemently trying to get inside the trailer- barking at the back door. While reporting this to the officer, Jenifer shut her down telling her she was wrong- that was the night before, etc. It was the same night Courtneywas left alone- the neighbor had found it strange- unusual- but Jennifer shut her down. Turned around and told the police officer she had called everyone she knew to call- after officer left- Jennifer told the the neighbor- she had called the first column of friends on a piece of paper she was holding- but still had to call the second column of people.
First police report filed- Jennifer also told the police she was home at 11 am, when witnesses she saw beforehand put her actually getting home at 1:30 pm.
Another neighbor in the trailer court verified activity at the trailer at 6 am in the morning.
The girlfriend of the man that was supposedly at the river the afternoon Courtney was killed there, put her boyfriend at the river at daylight. He never testified for not wanting to get involved!!!
Information like this helps one understand why Jennifer told Jimmy to plead guilty and shut the F(&^ up, stick to the plan and threatened to kill all his family if he did not- in the death threat letters. Why the FBI choose not to check the equipment Jennifer had access to at the time the letters were written- no one will ever understand.
They are going to let Gerald seek the death penalty, waive his appeals, and never allow this case to have all the evidence withheld exposed while letting Jennifer get away with breaking over 13 Federal Laws ....she got everyone she wanted out her life.......the only mother I know that would look her daughter in the face and ask if it was to late to get an abortion.
CRMon

AOL

#20 Dec 22, 2008
They are going to let Gerald seek the death penalty, waive his appeals, and be the next executed in LA and never allow this case to have all the evidence 'withheld' exposed while letting Jennifer get away with breaking over 13 Federal Laws ....she got everyone she wanted out her life.......the only mother I know that would look her daughter in the face and ask if it was to late to get an abortion.
There was even more information that could have proved lies by both Gerald and Jennifer but no one looked into it. Testimony by police even that was not researched by the defense, nor DA.

The DA withheld lots of statements and tape recordings from the defense that she denied having possesion of for years, although it was sure used at the trial while the defense counsel sat there with his foot up his ass and did not even call the DA on it. Stewart actually gave up and admitted to getting only 10 % of his defense presented during the trial. Makes you wonder whose payroll he was on. He already verified before trial he had informed tha DA of exactly what his defense would be, then sat there and shut up during the trial.
Surely Perrilloux will write the Supreme Court and tell them that Gerald's sentence was not made with any prejudice, not arbitrary factors.........as they just requested him to do a sentence review. Go ahead....continue the sherades while thinking no one will ever review the case.........that puts you getting away with a lot too, and sworn in to uphold the law..........By the way is the Warden still recording all inmate calls at the prison and relaying them back to the DA and PD's office as they did during Gerald's trial? It was amusing how many times info was planted just to see how fast it came right back to Gerald courtest of the Warden and defense team!!!!
Does the Judge realize the Letter to the ACLU was inclusive of his wrongdoings at the earlier stages of the trial?

Even a psychic two states over puts Jennifer at the trailer the morning Courtney died, and made more sense of the autopsy than the DA could dream of doing without even looking at it.

Funny too how the FBI and the DA both had/have knowledge of the conversation that the ADA told the Judge he 'would never have knowledge of' while asking him to make a ruling........while alsovholding a tape in her back pocket of the exact conversation she was denying......how unethical she was will come back to haunt her.
It won't be gotten away with and swept under the rug just because Gerald is waiving his penalties.
CRMon

AOL

#21 Jan 7, 2009
Under the changes in federal review incorporated into the "Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996," the decisions of elected state judges will be given even more weight than they are at present. Death row inmates will be severely restricted in obtaining review of their cases by independent federal judges, who are not subject to elections.[62] Without the added incentive of close scrutiny by federal judges of the constitutionality of the state proceedings, it is quite possible that state judges will be influenced even more by the power of politics and the next election.

Playing Politics With People's Lives I gave in to the prestige and power, the things that went with my job. I knew what the Governor ... wanted: no recommendation for clemency in any death case.-Howard Marsellus, former Chair of Louisiana Pardon Board[63]

Judges are not the only ones in elected office for whom the death penalty offers political opportunities. Attorney generals, prosecutors, and members of the state pardon boards can get caught up in this political competition, with dire consequences.

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