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.