Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Coleman attorney seeks exclusions

Former Minden resident Kimethia Coleman will be in Caddo Parish District Court Thursday, April 19 to learn whether testimony from experts will be included in her scheduled April 23 jury trial.

Coleman's attorney, Thomas Alonzo of Lafayette, filed the motion to exclude the testimony during a court appearance Wednesday.

At issue is testimony given during a sanity hearing in which Coleman was determined competent to stand trial for second degree murder in the 2010 stabbing death of Brian Dennis Spinks.

District Court Judge Mike Pitman will hear the motion. Assistant District Attorney Dale Cox is prosecuting the case.

Coleman is charged in the incident which reportedly happened at an apartment in the 1000 block of Quail Creek Road.

Upon arrival, officers discovered the body of an adult male (Spinks) who had suffered from multiple stab wounds.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police reports, Coleman was present in the apartment and initially told officers a black male suspect had entered the residence and stabbed Spinks.

If convicted, Coleman faces life in prison at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.






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