Man Sentenced In Calcasieu Parish Negligent Homicide Case
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — State District Judge Kent Savoie has sentenced Devin Blake Badon after he entered a guilty plea earlier this year to negligent homicide.
The American Press reports Savoie sentenced Badon to five years in prison but suspended two of the years in the drive-by shooting death of Stephin Bergeron on April 13, 2011.
Badon, who has been in jail 518 days, was credited for time served. Badon was placed on probation for five years, ordered to speak to 30 organizations and buy a headstone for Bergeron's grave and pay court costs.
Prosecutors said that Badon had someone buy bullets and drove David Fontenot to pick up a murder weapon, but that it was Fontenot who actually pulled the trigger.
Fontenot's second-degree murder trial is scheduled for Nov. 13.