Delacerda capital murder trial under way

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Defense motions for mistrial on first day of trial

By Tim Collins

KOUNTZE — The defense for Jason Wayne Delacerda, on trial for the capital murder of 4-year-old Breonna Loftin in 2011, motioned for a mistrial on Feb. 20.

Delacerda is charged with intent or knowledge in the murder of a child younger than the age of 6. The defense pleaded not guilty. Breonna's mother, Amanda Guidry, is expected to face trial later this year.


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