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May 5, 2010 5:37 AM

Teen who shot Terrebonne deputy sentenced

HOUMA, La. (AP) A Bourg teenager who shot and wounded a Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputy last year has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Eighteen-year-old Adrian Broussard faced a maximum of 50 years for attempted first-degree murder.

Broussard admitted shooting Deputy Donald Bourg three times outside a Montegut post office the night of July 28, leaving the deputy critically injured. The 36-year-old Bourg survived but is still recovering from injuries that have kept him from returning to his job.

State District Judge Timothy Ellender handed down the sentence Monday following testimony from Broussard's relatives, friends and teachers, who asked for leniency. Many described Broussard as a troubled teenager with a long history of impulsive behavior despite medicine and treatment in the school system.

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Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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