Trial date set for man in the US illegally accused of killing teen boy

Trial date set for man in the US illegally accused of killing teen boy

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A trial date has been set for the man who was in the US illegally when he allegedly killed a teen on the boy's birthday.

Octavio Bringas-Posados, 50, will stand trial on April 2, 2018 on a charge of negligent homicide in the shooting death of Darius Plummer, 16, of Baton Rouge.

Bringas-Posadas was reportedly inside his Baton Rouge home alone with Plummer on March 13, 2017. Plummer was reportedly at the home to visit with Bringas-Posadas' son. At some point, the teen was shot and died.

After the shooting, Bringas-Posados reportedly fled the scene. He allegedly told a relative he was "not coming back and would not talk to police."

The Louisiana State Police Fugitive Apprehension Task Force captured Bringas-Posados along I-10 in Lake Charles less than three hours after the shooting. During questioning, Bringas-Posadas allegedly told detectives he was playing with a gun when he mistakenly fired it.

Bringas-Posados has pleaded not guilty to the negligent homicide charge.

If convicted of negligent homicide, Bringas-Posados faces a maximum of five years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine.

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Bringas-Posados pleaded guilty in federal court on June 7 to illegal possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and illegal reentry.

He was sentenced on November 2 to two years in federal prison on those two charges.

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