A 40-year sentence was handed down to a man yesterday for the January 2010 shooting death of a University of Louisiana-Lafayette student.

Jose Luis Segura Junior was initially charged with second-degree murder in 22-year-old Allen Aucoin Jr.'s death, but the jury convicted him last year of manslaughter in the case.  Segura received his sentence Wednesday.

Segura has maintained his innocence, and did so at his hearing yesterday, claiming that a man named "Richard" is responsible for Aucoin's death.  He begged state District Judge Patrick Michot for a new trial.

Judge Michot denied his request saying that Segura should get the maximum sentece by law because he robbed a young girl of her father.