A Shreveport man must serve 25 years in prison after pleading guilty in Caddo District Court Friday, January 20, 2017, to manslaughter.
Antonious Terrelle Cawthorne, 20, entered the plea before Caddo District Judge John Mosely Jr. rather than face trial on the charge that he fatally shot a 13-year-old boy on April 4, 2015. On that day, Cawthorne argued with several other adults at an Easter event at Hattie Perry Park and as he drove away, he fired several shots into the crowd.
The teen, struck by one of the bullets, later died at University Health. Cawthorne initially fled but later was persuaded by family members to return to Shreveport, where he surrendered to authorities.
Following his pleading, Cawthorne was sentenced to 25 years in prison at hard labor.
Assistant District Attorneys Britney A. Green and Ross Owen prosecuted the case.