Baton Rouge Murder Trial Ends After He Pleads Guilty
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 32-year-old man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the June 2010 slaying of a Baton Rouge woman whose burned remains were discovered in a St. Gabriel pasture.
East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore said Camari Bookter's attorneys made the offer to prosecutors on Sunday, and the family of 22-year-old Kasey Ann Eackels agreed to it, bringing Bookter's second-degree murder trial to an abrupt end.
The Advocate reports Bookter was sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Eackels, a mother of three young children, was last seen with Bookter on June 3, 2010, the day her family reported her missing.
Prosecutor Kory Tauzin told jurors Friday that Eackels suffered a stab wound to the neck.