Walter Pierce

Update: Verret resentencing set

by Walter Pierce

May 27 has been designated the resentencing date for Brian Verret, convicted last June on four counts of negligent homicide in connection with a high-speed wreck on Ambassador Caffery Parkway in September 2006. Verret, 24, is currently serving a four-year sentence in the St. Martin Parish Jail. Last week, however, the Third Circuit Court of Appeal, while affirming his conviction, threw out the sentence on a technicality. The INDsider broke that story; read it here .

A spokesman for Lafayette District Attorney Mike Harson’s office, meanwhile, tells The Daily Advertiser he doesn’t expect the new sentence to vary in any way from the original sentence handed out by state District Court Judge Marilyn Castle.