Earlier this month, a Louisiana district court judge suspended the two-year sentence of a Donaldson man who was convicted of negligent homicide in connection with the 1994 death of a 10-week old St. Amant girl. On Monday, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office initiated an appeal of that decision.
The state reportedly seeks to supplement the record and requested the transcript of the May 3 hearing that led to the decision. The Donaldson man was 19 years old when the accident took place. According to sources, the infant was unrestrained at the time of the accident, and was ejected from the vehicle. It was later discovered that the man had a blood alcohol content fo .08 percent. Nowadays, that is over the state’s threshold for presumptive drunken driving, but back then it was not.