Ruling a mixed bag for both sides in Bourbon St. shooting
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's Supreme Court turned down appeals from prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case of a man convicted in a deadly 2014 gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street.
Trung Le was originally convicted of manslaughter in the death of a bystander - nursing student Brittany Thomas. A state appeal court later reduced that conviction to negligent homicide. Le also was convicted of attempted manslaughter in the gun battle, which left nine others wounded. That conviction stands.
Defense attorneys sought to have the convictions thrown out. Prosecutors sought to re-instate the manslaughter conviction. The state Supreme Court rejected both sides Friday.
The 25-year-old Le was originally sentenced to 60 years. He now faces no more than 25 years when he is re-sentenced.
A second gunman in the case was never found.