Apr 10, 2012 10:30 AM by AP

Man gets 70-year sentence in double slaying

GONZALES, La. (AP) - A 34-year-old Donaldsonville man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for a 2004 double slaying.

The Advocate reports an Ascension Parish jury found Patrick Calvin Parker guilty of two counts of manslaughter in January in the deaths of 23-year-old Katrice Bell and 33-year-old Albert Landry Jr., both of Donaldsonville.

After reviewing a presentencing report, state District Judge Ralph Tureau sentenced Parker to 35 years Monday for each count, to be served consecutively. The maximum sentence allowable was 40 years for each count.

Parker's defense attorney, Susan Jones, objected to the fact that no one interviewed Parker as part of the presentencing report, and told the court she intends to file a motion to reconsider the sentence on Parker's behalf.


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