BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 34-year-old Baton Rouge man guilty of manslaughter and felon in possession of a firearm, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. During the sentencing, Judge Bonnie Jackson said Brandon Hickerson "doesn't care about human life," and has "not one shred of decency."
Brandon Hickerson was convicted on March 20, 2015 for a deadly shooting that happened in the 4500 block of Clayton Drive around midnight on April 11, 2011.
Everett Collins, 31, of Baton Rouge, died at a Baton Rouge hospital after being hit by gunfire in the shooting.
Investigators reported Hickerson, Collins and a group of friends were hanging out in front of Collins' home when Hickerson started arguing with a woman. Hickerson drew a handgun and shot at the woman, but Collins was hit instead.
Hickerson was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the manslaughter conviction and 20 years in prison for the felon in possession of a firearm conviction. The judge ordered him to serve the sentences consecutively.