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Opelousas man acquitted in 2016 shooting

Posted at 5:47 PM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 18:47:14-04

An Opelousas man was found not guilty by a jury in a first-degree murder case, the Opelousas Daily World reports.

Davien Bell, 22, was indicted in connection with the March 2016 fatal shooting of Kevin Roberts. After a trial, the jury found him not guilty, the newspaper reports. If convicted of first-degree murder, he faced a mandatory life sentence.

Bell, who was held n the parish jail since his 2016 arrest in connection with Roberts’ death, was released from jail and left in a white Lincoln limousine accompanied by family members and friends who sat in the courtroom during the duration of the trial before State District Judge Gerard Caswell, the newspaper reports.

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