On April 8, 2016, Charles Washington of 3301 Canal St. New Orleans, LA., age 46, pled guilty to 1 count of Armed Robbery, and 4 counts of 2nd Degree Kidnapping. Washington’s plea and sentence was part of a plea bargain arranged between Assistant District Attorney Shawn Bush and Washington’s defense attorney.
On May 2, 2009, Charles Washington was one of multiple defendants who broke into a Donaldsonville residence, armed with semi-automatic weapons, demanding money from individuals inside of the residence. The defendants took money and cell phones from the individuals inside of the residence just before forcing the victims to drive to another residence where they robbed an individual of a large amount of money. Washington was not arrested until November 21, 2013.
The Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc stood in for the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert, the presiding judge, on the 8th day of April, 2016 to take Washington’s plea. Judge LeBlanc ordered that Charles Washington be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a term of 20 years on each count to run concurrent with one another, all without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.