Man sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder in 2012 shooting

Man sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder in 2012 shooting

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man who was found guilty of second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of a Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to life in prison.

Jordan Tate was given a life sentence for the second-degree murder charge. He also had 2 counts of armed robber and was sentenced to 40 years for each count.

The 40-year sentences for armed robbery will run concurrent with each other, but they will run consecutive to the life sentence.

On June 19, a jury found Tate guilty of robbing and killing Jeremy Stewart, 25, during a drug transaction that took place on Columbus Dunn Drive.

Tate was only 18 years old when the shooting occurred.

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