Life in prison for man who shot marijuana dealer in holdup


HOUMA, La. (AP) — A 24-year-old south Louisiana man faces life in prison for shooting and killing a 20-year-old marijuana dealer in an attempted holdup.

The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/2hruYPe) that LaMont Nixon Jr., of Dularge, was convicted this week of second-degree murder in the death of Vincent Naquin (NOCK-anh). Nixon was one of four suspects in the 2013 attempted robbery and shooting death of Naquin.

Another suspect, 24-year-old Kevone Cook, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced ot 15 years in prison. A jury convicted 22-year-old Jaabar Celestine for manslaughter. Celestine was sentenced to 20 years.

A fourth suspect, 21-year-old Treyvance Fanguy, awaits trial.

Prosecutors have said Celestine, Cook and Nixon entered Naquin’s home, Nixon shot the victim, and Fanguy drove the getaway car.

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Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

 

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