Appeals court upholds conviction in bed and breakfast fire case

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Original Levy-East Bed and Breakfast. File photo

Carolyn Roy | News Editor

In a case nearly 10 years old, the conviction of Nancy Lynn Rogers in Tenth Judicial District Court in Natchitoches was upheld by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal in a ruling June 1.
Rogers appealed her no contest plea to obstruction of justice for which she received a sentence of two years at hard labor, suspended, two years supervised probation with 600 hours of community service per year in lieu of fines and costs. She was sentenced in January 2019 by District Judge John Marion Robinson.
Rogers appealed her conviction that resulted from a fire June 19, 2012, later determined to be caused by arson, that occurred at a Natchitoches bed and breakfast on Rue Jefferson. As part of the plea, the State agreed to dismiss charges of aggravated arson of a residence.
The appeal court confirmed the conviction. The judges were Elizabeth A. Pickett, Candyce G. Perret and Jonathan Perry.

THIS ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE 9, 2022 PRINT EDITION.