Man takes plea deal in 2015 murder
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.