Sentences, Conviction Upheld In AK-47 Slayings
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An appeals court has let stand a Baton Rouge man's manslaughter convictions and 80-year prison sentence for the AK-47 assault rifle slaying of a mother and son in 2009.
The Advocate reports three-judge panel of the state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal rejected Derrick George Gordy's claim that 40-year-old Patricia Aldridge's chilling 911 call should not have been played for the East Baton Rouge Parish jury that found him guilty in May 2012.
Gordy was charged in the deaths of Aldridge and 21-year-old Ronald Thacker Jr. outside their home.
Gordy was tried on two counts of second-degree murder but convicted of two counts of manslaughter.