Man gets 50yrs' in police officer's shooting

2016-08-18 20:17
(File)

(File)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Jennings - A 32-year-old Louisiana man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of attempted first-degree murder of a Jennings police officer two years ago.

The American Press reports George Lowdins was sentenced on Wednesday by Judge Ward Fontenot. Lowdins also was sentenced to 20 years for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Lowdins, who was found guilty in March, shot Sergeant Ricky Benoit in the neck at close range as Benoit and other officers were responding to a domestic disturbance in June 2014.

The bullet hit the left side of Benoit's neck and lodged in his back shoulder, shattering a vertebra and paralysing him. He has regained limited use of his hands, arms and legs and continues to undergo rehabilitation for his injuries.


Read more on:    us

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.