Sentence vacated in ‘14 slaying

Appeals court says Bourg must be re-sentenced for killing friend

OBERLIN — An Oberlin man convicted of killing his best friend must return to court to be re-sentenced after an appeals court found he was improperly sentenced.

David Bourg, 52, was convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of Michael Pitre, 48. Pitre was fatally shot in the head inside a vehicle parked in front of his mother’s house in Oberlin on June 1, 2014.

Pitre was found slumped over in the passenger seat of the vehicle by his brother with a gunshot wound to the head, police said. He was taken to an Alexandria hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Police and family say the two were best friends.

Bourg was initially arrested on a second-degree murder charge, but later found guilty on manslaughter by an 11-1 jury vote.

He was sentenced to 20 years in prison in the 33rd Judicial District Court.

Bourg appealed the trial court’s judgement sentencing him under the firearm enhancement statute.

In a recent opinion issued by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, a panel of judges affirmed Bourg’s manslaughter conviction, but vacated his sentence and remanded the case back to the district court for re-sentencing saying the 33rd Judicial District Court improperly used the firearm enhance provision to sentence him. The ruling ordered Bourg to receive a new sentence with instructions to not apply the firearm enhancement provision.””Sentence Vacated

Local News

Exhibit of works of celebrated New Orleans painter opens at Historic City Hall

Local News

SW La. nightlife calendar: Here’s what’s happening

Local News

‘Get your creative juices flowing’ with Hook Nook Crafting

Local News

Fire Chief Harlow has intense love for public service

Local News

LABI head: State needs streamlined sales tax collection

Crime

R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

Crime

Leesville woman accused of stabbing boyfriend

Local News

Health care workers sue La. hospitals over vaccine mandate

Local News

Volunteer of Week: All of Bergeron family involved in community service

Local News

Gallery: Firefighter challenge

Jim Beam

Jim Beam column:Amendment No. 1 is winner

Crime

Residents taking insurance companies to city court

Local News

Coming back stronger: Davison talks BBBS rebound, recovery

Local News

Ruth Sullivan, pioneer in the study of autism, dies at 97

Local News

Pfizer booster shots now available to adults at increased risk

Crime

Driver arrested for drugs after passenger found dead in truck

Local News

From Moss Bluff to Diitabiki and back again

Crime

O’Brien sentenced to life for rape of child

Crime

Five accused of attempted ATM burglaries

Local News

I-10 bridge task force chair: Wednesday crash highlights need for new bridge

Local News

National Seat Check Saturday at Southwest Beverage

Crime

State Police investigating officer-involved fatal shooting of inmate

Crime

LC man arrested after shooting at neighbor’s home

State News

Coroner identifies man killed by alligator