A Shreveport man convicted of manslaughter by a Caddo Parish jury earlier this year was sentenced Thursday, June 28, 2018, to 50 years in prison. The term must be served without benefit of probation or suspension of sentence as a third felony offender.
The sentence given Sir’detrick Lomone Samuels, 20, was handed down by Caddo District Judge John D. Mosely Jr., who presided over the original trial.
Samuels was convicted March 26 of manslaughter in the slaying of Tremon Jackson, 16, slain standing with two other people outside a house on Boss Avenue in Queensborough on November 8, 2016. The shots from a 9mm handgun were fired after a short exchange of words between Samuels and the others.
Two people with Jackson — his uncle and a longtime family friend — found shelter in a garage and were not injured but the teen was shot twice in the back and once in a leg. Jackson was found bleeding to death on his grandmother’s driveway. Family members attempted to rush him to University Health, but their car stalled not far away. Medical help arrived and took Jackson to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Prosecutors were Britney A. Green and William J. Edwards. Samuels was defended by J. Antonio Florence.