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Chackbay man convicted of manslaughter in neighbor's shooting death

Chackbay man convicted of manslaughter in neighbor's shooting death
A 64-year-old Chackbay man was convicted tonight\u00a0in the 2017 shooting death of his neighbor.

A 64-year-old Chackbay man facing murder charges in the shooting death of his neighbor was convicted Thursday of a lesser crime.strong 'This is not a case of whodunit': New trial begins for Chackbay man accused of murder Trosclair had been convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting in 2018, but an appeals court threw out the conviction because it resulted from a split jury verdict.strong Chackbay man convicted of killing neighbor in property dispute files appeal Trosclair testified during his four-day trial that he and Saunders had an ongoing dispute over the property line between their homes in the 1200 block of La.“People have a right to defend themselves, but a person cannot aggressively manipulate a situation and then call it self-defense, and we are happy the jury saw it that way too,” said Lafourche Parish Assistant District Attorney Allie Fournet, who prosecuted the case along with Assistant District Attorney Jason Chatagnier.

” After the jury’s verdict was announced Thursday night, Trosclair’s attorney, Kirk Piccione of Lafayette, requested bail for his client until he is sentenced.Unlike the mandatory life sentence carried by a murder conviction, a conviction for manslaughter carries up to 40 years in prison.

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