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Bell given life for killing former chief's brother-in-law

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BATON ROUGE - A judge sentenced Leandre Bell, the man convicted of killing the brother-in-law of Baton Rouge's former police chief, to life in prison today.

A jury found Bell guilty this past June of killing Christopher Domingue, the brother-in-law of former Police Chief Jeff LeDuff, as well as Erica Turner. They also convicted him on a number of other charges, including armed robbery.

LeDuff said his family can now put this behind them, and finally get closure.

"It means everything. Today is the end of the most difficult season our family has ever gone through," LeDuff told News 2 today.

Christopher Domingue's mother says not a day goes by that she doesn't think about her son.

"You think in your life time, you're not suppose to bury your children, your children should burry you, but I didn't know I would have to bury him, and I never knew I'd had to come stand in court today," she said.

Bell was also sentenced to another 120 years for his other charges.


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