AMITE, LA (WAFB) - A man who killed the man his ex-girlfriend was living with will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Gary Shurley, 40, of Ponchatoula, was convicted on Feb. 27, 2014 of second-degree murder, theft of $1,500 or more and possession of a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon.
He was found guilty in the November 2011 murder of Buster Lock, 38, of Ponchatoula. Shurley's ex-girlfriend lived with Lock, along with Shurley's 15-month-old son he had with her.
The 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office said Shurley broke into Lock's home, shot him and drove off with the toddler. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office reported Shurley stole Lock's truck to try to make his getaway.
Deputies caught up to Shurley after a short chase and he was arrested about 45 minutes after the shooting.
Conviction of second-degree murder in Louisiana means a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole, probation or suspension of the sentence.
Judge Ray Chutz set the official sentencing hearing for March 11.