the republic logo

Baker man sentenced to 40 years in 2011 fatal shooting in nightclub parking lot

Share/Save/Bookmark

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — A Baker man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and attempted murder charges in a 2011 slaying outside a nightclub.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1jFyWNd ) 29-year-old Anthony Armstead was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Wednesday.

Armstead was accused of fatally shooting 28-year-old Arthur Johnson in the parking lot of Club Tri-Ambient on June 30, 2011, after an argument.

Police said Armstead fired another shot that struck a woman in the parking lot.

Another man's cellphone was shot off his hip, but he was not injured.

Armstead was standing trial in state District Judge Don Johnson's courtroom on one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder when he pleaded guilty to manslaughter and both attempted murder counts.


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

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.