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Man takes plea deal in 2015 murder

2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago Wednesday, November 28 2018 Nov 28, 2018 November 28, 2018 2:25 PM November 28, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - An man charged in the murder of another man three years ago has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Tyler Pointer, 21, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting of a 24-year-old Monquel Yates in October 2015. 

Pointer, who was arrested for murder as an 18-year-old, was given credit for time served and given a 10-year sentence for manslaughter, with a one-year concurrent hard labor sentence for illegal possession of stolen things.

Pointer was remanded into the custody of the Department of Corrections.

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