Man sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing Zachary firefighter, reserve officer

A man found guilty in the death of a Zachary police officer and firefighter was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Friday, Jan. 13.
Published: Jan. 13, 2023 at 10:31 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2023 at 12:24 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A man found guilty in the death of a Zachary police officer and firefighter was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Friday, Jan. 13.

The jury found Albert Franklin guilty of manslaughter in the death of Christopher Lawton, 41.

Lawton was killed while trying to serve a warrant to Franklin in a Walmart parking lot on March 12, 2018.

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