James Thomas, a corrections officer, is accused of obstructing a sexual misconduct investigation into his alleged actions with an inmate in his custody dating back to 2016. He is also the brother and guardian of teenager Elizabeth Thomas, who was abducted in 2017.
The prosecution and defense have rested at the trial of Armando Barron, who declined to testify in his own defense or call any witnesses. Barron is accused of violently forcing his wife to help him kill and decapitate her coworker Jonathan Amerault.
Joy Hibbs was found dead in her son's burning bedroom in 1991, and police say that someone beat, stabbed and likely asphyxiated the mother of two before torching the home. Authorities have now charged neighbor Robert Atkins with murder and arson in the case.