A man who without warning shot the driver of a car in which he was a passenger was sentenced to life in prison Monday, November 20, 2017, in Caddo District Court.

Dylan James Magluilo, 30, of Shreveport, was found guilty November 10, 2017, of the September 9, 2015 slaying of Mark Anthony Cornett. Cornett, driver of a car in which Magluilo was a passenger, was shot in the back of the head with a 9-mm handgun when Cornett stopped their car on the I-20 westbound exit off-ramp at Monkhouse Drive.

District Judge Katherine Dorroh, presiding, sentenced Magluilo to the mandatory sentence for second-degree murder, life in prison at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole or reduction of sentence.

The trial jury determined Magluilo and three other people, including the victim, left the Hilton Convention Center parking garage seeking to purchase illegal methamphetamines. The four drove through downtown and drove onto I-20 West, with Cornett driving and Magluilo in the rear driver’s side seat. When Cornett left I-20 at Monkhouse and stopped the car at the red light, Magluilo shot Cornett, killing him instantly. The other two passengers fled and reported the shooting to Shreveport police.

Officers found the gun and a gym bag covered in Cornett’s blood in a construction site adjacent to Monkhouse drive. Although Magluilo denied killing Cornett when interviewed by police, he confessed the killing to two female companions who testified at the trial.