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Second-degree murder conviction in 2017 Livingston Parish case

2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago Monday, August 26 2019 Aug 26, 2019 August 26, 2019 6:30 PM August 26, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

LIVINGSTON PARISH - A jury found a man guilty of a lesser, second-degree murder charge as they wrapped a case in Livingston Parish Monday afternoon.

Blayson Fife was on trial for first-degree murder but the jury convicted him of second-degree murder in a deadly plot to break into the victim's home and steal money and guns in 2017, The Advocate reported.

The victim, 61-year-old Rick McBride was shot when he confronted Fife and a handful of others in the 13000 block of Pine Park Drive on July 22, 2017.

Fife will be sentenced in October - the charge carries a mandatory life sentence without parole. 

Sentencing was scheduled for Oct. 3; the charge carries a mandatory life sentence without parole.

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