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Man who killed cousin gets 50 years in prison

3 years 2 months 4 days ago Wednesday, August 12 2015 Aug 12, 2015 August 12, 2015 10:45 AM August 12, 2015 in Crime
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

HOUMA - A 35-year-old Houma man convicted of manslaughter last December has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after being billed as a habitual offender.

Authorities say Lashawn Smith shot his second cousin, 27-year-old Quincy Smith, in a dispute over drug money on Dec. 31, 2010.

Quincy's body was found more than a year later in a wooded area behind the Smithridge community in Chauvin.

The Courier reports Lashawn was sentenced Tuesday by state District Judge Randall Bethancourt.

Lashawn was convicted in 2003 of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and twice in 2007 on the same charge and second-degree battery. The manslaughter conviction was his fourth.

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