- Associated Press - Saturday, August 5, 2017

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in last year’s fatal stabbing of a teen at a Louisiana boat launch.

The Natchitoches Parish District Attorney’s office tells KSLA-TV that 20-year-old Andrew Jacob Wallace pleaded guilty to manslaughter Friday.

Wallace was originally charged with second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing 18-year-old Dylan Poche of Natchez, Louisiana.

Police say the stabbing happened January 2016 at the Sibley Lake boat launch in the Oak Grove community near Natchitoches. Authorities say Wallace and Poche fought before Wallace reportedly pulled a knife and stabbed Poche once. Poche was taken to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Sentencing is set for Oct. 18.


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