Jury convicts Luling man who raped woman while high on ‘bath salts’
POSTED: Friday, January 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:09pm
Hahnville, LA (NBC33) — A St. Charles Parish jury found Ricky Bruce, 39, of Luling, guilty of aggravated rape and aggravated burglary on Thursday. The jury deliberated for two hours, according to a statement from the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office.
In July 2011, Bruce allegedly forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s home where he assaulted her physically and verbally and raped her several times.
The victim later escaped the house and called police.
Bruce eventually admitted to using a drug known as “bath salt” hours before breaking into the victim’s home.
Bruce is scheduled for sentencing on April 1, 2014. He faces a mandatory life sentence without probation, parole or suspension.