Jury finds man guilty of shooting another man to death and leaving him in a ditch

Carlos Clemmons (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)
Carlos Clemmons (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)

AMITE, LA (WAFB) - A man who shot another man to death and left his body in a ditch will spend the rest of his life behind bars for his actions.

A jury found Carlos Clemmons, 33, of Rosedale, guilty on Feb. 27, 2014 of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Etoryi McGee, 35. The trial lasted three days.

The 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office said McGee was riding in Clemmons's vehicle with him on Jan. 7, 2012 when an argument started. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office reported Clemmons stopped the car, got out and shot McGee several times.

Two other people were in the car with Clemmons and McGee. District Attorney Scott Perrilloux said a witness testified that after the shooting, Clemmons pulled McGee out of the vehicle and left him in a ditch.

A second-degree murder conviction in Louisiana results in a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole, probation or suspension of the sentence.

Judge Doug Hughes set March 19 as the date for the official sentencing hearing.

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