French Quarter shooter handed prison sentence

MARIGOT–A 30-year-old man who ran amok on New Year’s Eve in French Quarter, firing some fifteen shots from a pistol inside a house because he believed someone was out to kill him, was sentenced to three years in prison, 18 months of which were suspended, by the court in Marigot on Wednesday.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the shooting. The court heard the man was heavily under the influence of alcohol at the time, a problem he has had from a young age, as well as suffering from health problems.

The prosecutor requested he remain on probation for two years with an obligation to receive treatment for his health. A committal order has also prohibited him from carrying a weapon for five years.

As of January 12, he must wear an electronic bracelet as a result of a prior conviction. He had been prosecuted for abusing his spouse, and for driving under the influence of alcohol.


Source: The Daily Herald