Zachary Man Receives 50 Years In Fatal Shooting
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 26-year-old man was sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty in a February 2011 shooting at a Zachary mobile home park that left one man dead.
Kenneth Nixon, of Zachary, who was charged with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder, pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of manslaughter and both attempted murder counts.
The Advocate reports state District Judge Lou Daniel sentenced Nixon to 40 years on the manslaughter count and 10 years each on the attempted murder counts. The judge ordered the attempted murder sentences to run concurrent with each other but consecutive with the manslaughter term.
Twenty-two-year-old Jerrick Spears was killed during the Feb. 20, 2011, shooting at the Sweetbriar Trailer Park.