Seth Fontenot, the former UL-Lafayette student who shot and killed a 15-year-old near his home, could be released from prison as soon as next year. The judge in the case sentenced Fontenot to three years behind bars, but suspended all but 13 months of the sentence for time served. He will be eligible for parole at that time.

Fontenot was found guilty of manslaughter in the 2013 shooting death of 15-year-old Austin Rivault. His attorney says Fontenot never denied shooting the teen, but claims he was aiming at his truck which he thought was being broken into.

Austin Rivault was a freshman at St. Thomas More Catholic High School. Two other teens were injured in the shooting.

To listen to reaction from both sides - Seth Fontenot's defense attorney Thomas Guilbeau and Assistant District Attorney J.N. Prather Jr. - CLICK HERE. (Audio obtained by The Daily Advertiser.)