Man pleads guilty in 2007 manslaughter

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Posted: Oct 15, 2009 8:35 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: manslaughter, prison, shooting, death, Christopher Downs, Charles Anthony Okafor Jr., GED, jail, Cezanne Drive, plea deal

A 29-year-old Baton Rouge man pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge and was sentenced to 14 years in prison in the 2007 shooting death of a man.

Christopher Downs was charged with second-degree murder in the July 29, 2007, slaying of 20-year-old Charles Anthony Okafor Jr. Okafor's family agreed with the plea deal, and the judge ordered Downs to obtain his GED while in prison.

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