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Not-guilty plea in Taser death

August 22, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A former Winnfield police officer accused of repeatedly jolting a handcuffed man with a Taser before he died pleaded not guilty to manslaughter. Scott Nugent, 21, remains free on $45,000 bond. He faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted in the death of Baron Pikes, 21.

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