ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A 19-year-old who pleaded guilty in the 2010 murder of an 8-year-old is in court to learn his punishment.
A sentencing hearing is underway in St. Francisville for Trevor Reese. He is facing life in prison. Reese pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in March. He was 16 at the time of the murder.
Reese admitted to killing Jackson Attuso of Clinton in a West Feliciana Parish subdivision on June 10, 2010. The little boy's throat was slashed.
Sentencing for Reese was delayed until after the Louisiana Legislative Session.
Reese has been held in the West Feliciana Parish Prison since his arrest on the day of the murder.
According to authorities, Reese stabbed Attuso to death while the young boy was riding his bike through the woods with his mother.