Hatch was sentenced to eight years hard labor for the charges, with credit for time served.
Investigators had accused him of trying to smuggle drugs once into Dixon Correctional Facility, and twice into Angola State Penitentiary.
Hatch is accused of first-degree murder in the death of Terry Boyd. Prosecutors said Michael Louding, who is accused in six separate murders, told them Hatch hired him to kill Boyd.
Today, Judge Mike Erwin denied a motion from defense attorneys to get Louding to testify in Hatch's defense. Erwin also denied a motion to get District Attorney Hillar Moore to recuse himself from the case.
Defense attorneys also asked to quash computer evidence seized by investigators and to toss a search warrant of
Hatch's home but Judge Erwin denied both of those motions too.
Hatch's defense also wants to suppress testimony from two others who prosecutors said identified Hatch from a photo lineup as the person who put the hit out on Boyd.
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(via Rap Radar)