- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in a botched 2012 drug-deal-turned-armed-robbery that resulted in the death of a relative of his co-defendant.

Jermaine Clark’s co-defendant, Marcus Heard, is scheduled to stand trial May 27 on charges of armed robbery and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1fPWGPD ) jury selection had begun Tuesday at Clark’s armed robbery trial when he pleaded guilty.

A grand jury indicted Clark and Heard on armed robbery charges in May 2012 but declined to indict the men on second-degree murder charges in the Jan. 14, 2012, death of Robert L. Heard.

Prosecutors have said Robert Heard was killed when all three men tried to rob John Freeman.


Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com



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