Former police officer convicted of manslaughter

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Posted: Mar 24, 2010 11:51 AM by Katherine Gouner
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Officer, convicted, manslaughter, Natchitoches

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.

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