Former police officer convicted of manslaughter
A former police officer from California faces up to 40 years in prison after a manslaughter conviction in Natchitoches Parish.
42-year-old Shawn Shelton was visiting friends in Louisiana when he met 19-year-old Justin James in 2005.
James was later found drugged and unconsious. His death was ruled a homicide, and Shelton was found responsible.