Plaquemine man sentenced to 50 years in '08 shooting
PLAQUEMINE - District Attorney Richard J. Ward, Jr. reports that Isiah Lee, who was recently convicted of shooting Stephen Robertson, Jr. and Shantley Pinkney in a mobile home park on W. Homestead Drive was sentenced by Judge William Dupont to 40 years at hard labor for manslaughter and an additional 10 years for the attempted manslaughter.
Pinkney was killed as a result of the shooting.
Additionally, Lee was sentenced to 20 years at hard labor for his conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Dupont ordered that the manslaughter and firearms sentences be served concurrently. Lee was convicted by a 12-person jury on Aug. 9, 2013.
At the sentencing hearing where the victim's family was present and gave a victim impact statement, the District Attorney's Office requested that Lee be sentenced to the maximum term possible, which would be eighty years if all sentences were ordered to be served consecutively.
However, this request was refused and Dupont ordered that a portion of the sentences be served concurrently, which amounts to 50 years.
Ward said that because of Lee's criminal history, he is considering filing habitual offender charges against him, which could result in his being sentenced to additional time.
"I will continue to prosecute those who commit violent crimes and will always recommend the maximum sentence under the law for those who are tried and convicted."