- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Kenner man has been sentenced to life in prison, plus 55 years, after his conviction for second-degree murder and other crimes.

Local media outlets report a Jefferson Parish judge sentenced 38-year-old Jacoby Maize on Monday in connection with the April 2011 incidents.

Maize was convicted earlier this month of assaulting his wife and fatally shooting a neighbor, 34-year-old Justin Hendricks, who called police about it.

He also was convicted on other counts, including arson. Prosecutors said he doused Hendricks’ house with gasoline and ignited it to destroy evidence.

Maize said during the trial that his wife killed Hendricks and started the fire.

Maize was also denied a new trial on Monday. He is not eligible for parole or probation.

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