- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old Plaquemine man accused of robbing and fatally shooting his friend decided to plead guilty just moments before lawyers were about to seat the final members of the jury.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1Qrj4hZ ) a state district court judge sentenced Detrell Scott Wednesday to life in prison for the slaying. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Assistant District Attorney Tony Clayton said Scott wasn’t trying to do the family of victim Kye Boudreaux any favors by forgoing his right to a trial.

He said Scott wanted to avoid a trial because of the evidence prosecutors had mounting against him.

Boudreaux’s parents found their son’s body at the family’s camp near Grand River in May 2014 after their son’s boat was spotted drifting in the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway.


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

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