Louisiana man gets 28 years for 2015 slaying, carjacking

November 9, 2018 GMT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 28 years in federal prison for his role in a slaying and subsequent carjacking.

Michael Brown of New Orleans pleaded guilty in February to participating with others in the shooting death of Jacquez Young in June 2015. It was a crime that prosecutors said was related to a marijuana distribution conspiracy.

Brown also pleaded guilty in a carjacking of an unidentified victim following the killing.

U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser said in a news release Thursday that Brown was sentenced to 340 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon.