A man found guilty in April for his role in the murder of a Shreveport police officer was sentenced Tuesday, May 31, 2022 in Caddo District Court.

Shreveporter Tre’Veon Demarcus Anderson, 29, was sentenced by District Judge John D. Mosely Jr. to life imprisonment without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence in connection with the January 9, 2019 second-degree murder of Chatéri Alyse Payne. He also was sentenced to the maximum sentence, 30 years, for conspiracy to commit second-degree murder. Judge Mosely imposed the sentences to run consecutively.

Anderson was found guilty April 20, 2022 of planning and executing the murder of Officer Payne, 22, the mother of his child, as she prepared to begin her patrol shift. Anderson and a co-perpetrator, Lawrence Pierre II, exchanged text messages concerning Officer Payne’s movements the evening of the murder, which occurred at the home she shared with Anderson at 1633 Midway Ave., Officer Payne’s 2-year-old daughter was inside at the time.

Prior to the sentencing, Officer Payne’s mother, Lakeitha Nash-Hudson, delivered a heart-wrenching victim impact statement.

“This has destroyed our family,” she said. “It will never be the same. “To the world she was Officer Payne, but to me she was Lyse. We are mourning Lyse and it all seems so unfair.

‘I talked to her every day and I can’t just call her. Still I pick up the phone to call her even though I know she won’t answer.

“Her baby girl graduated kindergarten last week and her mommy wasn’t there. It’s so unfair to her. She tries to hold on to the memories that she has of her mom. She was my first child, my love, still is and regardless she’ll always be my love.I lost my child but her baby lost her mom, her dad, and even her grandmother because now her grandmother has had to become mom.”

Anderson was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Treneisha Hill, Ron Stamps and Britney Green. He was defended by John Bokenfohr.