A Shreveport man was found guilty of multiple rapes of a Shreveport woman, a Caddo Parish jury determined Friday, March 1, 2019.
The three-man, nine-woman jury in District Judge Charles Tutt’s courtroom determined that Travionne Dewayne Bradley, 20, raped his victim, then aged 18, five times December 8, 2015, while she held her infant. That was after he had pushed his way into the victim’s residence on Earl Street in the Caddo Heights neighborhood, and armed with a handgun, had duct-taped her wrists and mouth.
The trial began Monday, February 25, 2019, and the jury heard testimony from the victim, investigators and a DNA analyst, and reviewed physical and DNA evidence. Deliberations Friday, March 1, 2019, lasted two hours, with the jury returning a verdict of guilty-as-charged on one count of first-degree rape and guilty of four counts of second-degree rape.
When Bradley returns to face Judge Tutt April 2, 2019, he faces a sentence of life in prison at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence for conviction of first-degree rape and five to 40 years in prison for each count of second-degree rape.
Bradley was prosecuted by assistant district attorneys Monique Y. Metoyer, Bill Edwards, Kodie Smith and William Gaskins. He was defended by Mary Harried and Michael Enright.