3:30 LRN Newscast May 27

House Education unanimously approves legislation allowing collegiate student-athletes to profit off of their name, image, and likeness while in school. Matt Doyle has the story.

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29-year old Landon Broussard of Lafayette will serve a life sentence for the death of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son, who was fatally beaten eight years ago. Broussard accepted a plea deal for the 2012 death of Julian Madera. Broussard faced the possibility of the death penalty if he was convicted, his prison sentence comes with no possibility of parole, probation, or sentence suspension.

The family of Ronald Greene is demanding the officers who are on tape beating Greene prior to his death in police custody in 2019 be charged criminally. Greene family attorney Lee Merritt says the family is meeting with the Governor today about the case and holding a protest on the steps of the State Capitol.

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Governor Edwards has stated the footage is disturbing and the case is being investigated by federal and local authorities.

Legislation mandating the National Anthem be played before all athletic events at taxpayer-supported venues in the state passes in the House. Slidell Senator Sharon Hewitt’s bill was presented in the House by Albany Representative Sherman Mack who says the bill’s purpose is to honor veterans before sporting events and nothing more.

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The bill passed on a 74-11 vote and now returns to the Senate.