A Shreveport 14-year-old who took part in an armed robbery in November was sentenced in Caddo Juvenile Court Wednesday, February 13, 2019, to juvenile life. He also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob a pizza delivery driver that same month, which led to the driver’s death.
Caddo Juvenile Court Judge Paul Young ruled that Anthony Mandigo must remain in custody until age 21 after he pleaded guilty January 22, 2019, to the November 9, 2018, armed robbery of the Raceway Gas Station on North Market Street in Shreveport. Mandigo was 13 at the time of the robbery. Louisiana Children’s Code article 879 provides that all proceedings in a juvenile delinquency case involving a crime of violence shall be open to the public.
Mandigo and another juvenile entered the business while armed with an AK-47 and robbed the clerk and a customer. Shortly after, the youths posted a video of themselves with the money from the robbery and a shotgun they had just purchased. Following this, Shreveport Police detectives arrested Mandigo and his co-defendant.
Mandigo also pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit armed robbery in the November 4, 2018, murder of Domino’s pizza driver Lester McGee. Sentencing was set for February 20, 2019. Co-defendant Jae’lon Ware, 16, is charged with the second-degree murder of McGee. Ware’s preliminary examination is set for February 26, 2019, before Caddo District Judge John D. Mosely Jr.
Mandigo was prosecuted by Caddo Parish Assistant District Attorney David Newell.