- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Seth Fontenot will spend 13 months in jail for the 2012 shooting death of 15-year-old Austin Rivault.

The Advertiser reports (https://bit.ly/1HbBHSE) state District Judge Edward Rubin sentenced Fontenot, who was immediately taken into custody Wednesday.

A jury in March convicted Fontenot, now 21, of manslaughter in Rivault’s Feb. 10, 2012, death and of two counts of aggravated battery for shooting Cole Kelley and William Bellamy, also 15. They were with Rivault on the night of his death.

Rubin could have sentenced Fontenot to up to 40 years in jail on the manslaughter conviction and 10 years each for the aggravated battery convictions.

Fontenot never denied shooting the three teens, but maintained he was aiming for the truck they were in after he believed they tried to break into his vehicle.


Information from: The Advertiser, https://www.theadvertiser.com

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