As per Evangeline Parish District Attorney Trent Brignac, three felony cases were scheduled to be heard by a criminal trial jury in Judge Thomas Fuselier’s court today (Monday, January 28, 2013). All three defendants elected to plead guilty before trial which resulted in their convictions to which they were sentenced as follows:
Marsha Renee Vezinat, also known as Marsha Ortego age 51 of Mamou was convicted of Distribution or Possession with intent to Distribute a Schedule 3 Controlled Dangerous Substance, Four Counts of Distribution of a Schedule 1 Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule 1 Controlled Dangerous Substance. She received a sentence of Ten Years at hard labor on each count, none of which were suspended.
Cordell Edwards age 28 of Ville Platte was convicted of Resisting an Officer with Force or Violence. He received a sentence of Three Years hard labor, none of which were suspended.
Travorsky R. Goodley age 30 of Ville Platte was convicted of First Degree Robbery. As a result of his conviction, he was sentenced to 8 years at hard labor, none of which were suspended.
District Attorney Trent Brignac wished to thank all the prospective jurors and in addition commended Felony Prosecutors Timmy Fontenot and Shelly Deville for their efforts in the prosecution of these defendants.