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Prosecutor: Manslaughter plea ends trial in 2013 crime spree

4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Thursday, April 26 2018 Apr 26, 2018 April 26, 2018 5:48 AM April 26, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: Nola.com/The Times-Picayune

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A plea deal has resulted in a manslaughter conviction for a man who prosecutors said killed one woman and kidnapped and beat another in 2013.

The New Orleans District Attorney's Office says in a news release that 33-year-old Briceson Carter pleaded guilty Wednesday, ending a murder trial on its third day. Had he been convicted as charged, Carter would have faced a life sentence.

Now, he faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in the 2013 death of 39-year-old Brandy Keenan.

The prosecutor's news release says Carter already was in jail when he was charged with Keenan's death. He had been arrested for the kidnapping and assault of a 25-year-old woman.

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