Lee found guilty of manslaughter

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Isiah Lee

PLAQUEMINE – District Attorney Richard J. Ward, Jr. reported that Isiah Lee, 36, 58710 Iron Farm Road, was found guilty of manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and convicted felon possessing a firearm by a 12-member jury in Iberville Parish on Aug. 9.

Lee was arrested Oct. 20, 2008 for the murder of Shantley Pinkney and attempted murder of Stephen Robertson Jr., which occurred on Oct. 16 of that year on W. Homestead Drive in Plaquemine.

The trail lasted four days and after hearing testimony, the jury deliberated for 90 minutes before reaching their decision.

Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 26.

The case was prosecuted by Chief Felony Prosecutor Tony Clayton and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth A. Engolio on behalf of the District Attorney's Office.

Lee was represented by Tom Nelson and Michael Parks of the Indigent Defender's Office.

Manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 40 years, while attempted manslaughter's maximum sentence is 20 years and convicted felon possession a firearm carries a maximum sentence of 15 years.

Ward is recommending the maximum sentence of 75 years with the Department of Corrections.