Lozada attorneys want confession thrown out, appeal judge’s ruling

Lozada attorneys want confession thrown out, appeal judge’s ruling

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The husband of slain Brusly High School teacher, Sylviane Finck Lozada, will challenge a judge’s ruling against throwing out his confession in court Wednesday, June 12.

Still, no trial date set has been set.

According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, in 2018, Oscar Lozada admitted to killing and dismembering his wife back in 2011. Lozada’s attorneys argued the confession should be thrown out because a detective failed to honor his request for an attorney.

Oscar Lozada is led out of the Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office unit that then took him for booking into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Oscar Lozada is led out of the Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office unit that then took him for booking into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. (Source: WAFB)

On April 15, Judge Bruce Bennett, who is now presiding over the second degree murder case after state District Judge Trudy White moved to civil court, denied Lozada’s suppression motion.

Judge denies motion to suppress Oscar Lozada’s confession about disappearance of wife

Lozada’s attorneys are challenging Judge Bennett’s ruling. The trial is on hold until a higher court makes its ruling.

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Sylviane Lozada’s body has never been found. Her husband was arrested in the fall of 2018 in Mexico after more than seven years on the lam in his home country of Venezuela. He was indicted by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury in January.

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