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Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2014 shooting death outside bar in Paincourtville

Matthew Jordan III (Source: Assumption Sheriff's Office) Matthew Jordan III (Source: Assumption Sheriff's Office)
PAINCOURTVILLE, LA (WAFB) -

A Donaldsonville man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after the 2014 shooting death of another Donaldsonville man.

On April 4, Matthew Jordan III, 28, pleaded guilty to manslaughter after shooting and killing Franky Joseph, 33, of Donaldsonville. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

The initial incident occurred back on September 14, 2014 shortly after midnight when Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the Alexis Sports Bar on Hwy. 308 in Paincourtville in response to reports of a shooting. Joseph suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was transported to the Assumption Community Hospital, where he later died.

It was determined by investigators that Jordan and Joseph became engaged in a physical fight at the bar when Jordan retrieved a handgun from his vehicle shot Joseph, then fled the scene.

Jordan is facing up to 40 years in prison. His sentencing is tentatively scheduled for July 5.

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