Second-degree murder conviction in 2017 Livingston Parish case
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.