Jun 22, 2011 7:43 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Man pleads guilty in 2009 shooting

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Kaplan man has admitted to the 2009 fatal shooting of a Plaquemine man, blaming the crime on a case of mistaken identity after a drug deal gone bad.
The Advocate reports 27-year-old Channing P. Touchet pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder shortly before his trial was about to start in 18th Judicial District Court.
District Attorney Ricky Ward says sentencing for Touchet is set for 11 a.m. Thursday.
Second-degree murder carries an automatic sentence of life in prison.
Tourchet was charged in the Dec. 19, 2009 shooting death of 19-year-old Jamarius Riley.


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