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Man's alleged part in fatal fight may see him incarcerated

A 24-year-old man from Louisiana was accused of misdemeanor battery, felony theft, aiding a felon and felony murder after he was involved in an altercation with a 37-year-old man outside of a bar. The 24-year-old and a 33-year-old male co-worker were allegedly involved in an argument with the 37-year-old when the group moved outside of the bar. The 24-year-old's felony charges stem from this incident, which has conflicting reports.

The incident on May 9, 2011, ended when the 37-year-old reportedly fell and hit his head. He was found by a patron leaving the bar on May 10 at 1:40 a.m. The fall had killed him. According to an autopsy, he had fractured his skull.

The 33-year-old involved in the incident was found guilty earlier this year of misdemeanor battery, felony theft and felony murder. His sentence was passed down in June: The judge gave him more than 11 years in prison and more than eight years of extended supervision once his incarceration period is complete. The 24-year-old reached a plea agreement with the court and pleaded no contest to his misdemeanor battery and aiding a felon charges.

Even though he pleaded no contest, the prosecution is still saying that it will ask for the maximum amount when his sentence is being determined. That means the 24-year-old could be in jail for 27 months with two years of extended supervision-that includes both of the maximum sentences for the charges he pleaded no contest to. He has already spent 17 months in jail.

The 24-year-old's case seems extremely sensitive. According to reports, a recent hearing heard the defense attorney discuss the blood-alcohol content of the deceased: 0.29 percent at the time of his death. The prosecution later made sure to discuss that the 24-year-old had the blood of the deceased on his pants after the altercation was over.

Source: Journal Times, "Louisiana man pleads in fatal parking lot beating," Kristen Zambo, Oct. 13, 2012

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