BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — A 19-year-old Baton Rouge man who unintentionally shot and killed his cousin in January while hanging out inside a vacant home has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1hgVNlO ) Tyler Washington faces up to five years in prison, but his defense attorney said he is a "prime candidate" for probation given his otherwise clean record.
District Attorney Hillar Moore says some family members of the victim, 18-year-old Trevon Wilson, of Denham Springs, want Washington to receive prison time and plan to testify at his Feb. 6 sentencing hearing before state District Judge Lou Daniel.
Moore says prosecutors plan to take a neutral position on whether Washington should go to prison.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com