A Shreveport man must serve 65 years in prison after pleading guilty to a recent homicide, attempted homicide and robberies.
Demaria Lewesly Jefferson, 20, was sentenced by Caddo District Judge John D. Mosely Jr. Monday, October 25, 2021, to 40 years at hard labor for manslaughter in connection with the slaying of Domino’s Pizza delivery worker Lester McGee Jr. Jefferson was additionally sentenced to 50 years at hard labor and to 65 years at hard labor for armed robbery. The sentences are to be served concurrently and without the possibility of probation, parole or reduction of sentence.
The plea agreement was done with the knowledge and consent of McGee’s family. McGee, 28, was lured to an apartment in the 700 block of West 68th Street in Cedar Grove November 3, 2018, where he was shot several times. Several days later Shreveport Police later responded to a shots-fired call in the 9400 block of Coronado Drive, where they found a vehicle matching that used in the McGee slaying, as well as a rifle that ballistics showed was used in the McGee slaying. DNA testing of the rifle tied Jefferson and a juvenile to the slaying as well. The following day, Jefferson and a juvenile committed an armed robbery of a woman at a residence in the 4200 block of Greenwood Lane and on November 8, 2018, Jefferson and several male companions fired shots into a unit at the Quail Creek Apartments, during which a woman in the apartment, as well as Jefferson and a male juvenile, were wounded. That was when Jefferson was arrested.
Jefferson pleaded guilty and allocuted before Judge Mosely August 16, 2021.
Prosecutors were Assistant District Attorney William J. Edwards and Mekeisha Creal. Jefferson was defended by John Bokenfohr.