Friday, April 19, 2024

Haughton man pleads guilty to manslaughter, armed robbery

by BPT Staff
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In a courtroom development on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, Dontreal Damon Quayce York, a 19-year-old resident of Haughton, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and armed robbery charges before Caddo District Judge Don Hathaway, Jr.

The guilty plea came during the jury selection process. The charges stemmed from a tragic incident that occurred on January 19, 2021, when York and a co-conspirator attempted to purchase firearms but failed to secure a favorable deal.

Subsequently, they proceeded to a residence in the 3000 block of Lindholm Street under the pretext of buying guns. However, when negotiations soured, York resorted to robbery and gunfire, resulting in the death of one individual and severe injuries to another.

The surviving victim positively identified York and his accomplice. Initially facing charges of second-degree murder and armed robbery, York ultimately pleaded guilty to manslaughter and armed robbery after the victims and their families accepted the manslaughter plea.

York’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 20, 2024, where he could face up to 40 years for manslaughter and up to 99 years for armed robbery, with no possibility of parole, probation, or suspended sentence. Meanwhile, York’s co-conspirator is set to stand trial in April.

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