Court denies Dubroc appeal

Man convicted of attempted murder in 2013 shooting

The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal upheld the convictions of a man who was found guilty in 2015 on two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

Bishop Slade Dubroc, 23, was convicted in state district court on June 3, 2015, after a bench trial before Judge Ron Ware. Dubroc was convicted of attempted second-degree murder, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and distribution of CDS 1.

Ware sentenced Dubroc on Aug. 24, 2015, to 35 years in prison on each count of attempted second-degree murder, 10 years for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and 15 years for distribution of CDS 1. All of his time was to run concurrently.

Dubroc was on felony probation for simple robbery at the time of the incident, and he was to serve an additional four years for the probation violation. That time was to run consecutively to the sentences set by Ware.

During trial, prosecutor Bobby Holmes said that on Nov. 3, 2013, Dubroc was driven to the St. Charles Place Apartments by a female friend. Upon arrival at the complex, located on W. 18th Street, Dubroc sold marijuana to a male acquaintance.

Following the drug transaction, a confrontation occurred between Dubroc and another man at the scene. Dubroc fired a gun, and the vehicle he was in left the scene.

Dubroc shot two people, including the man who purchased marijuana. The other victim, a 26-year-old pregnant woman, was sitting in a nearby car. While both victims survived, prosecutors said the woman suffered extensive injuries from a gunshot wound to her head.

During Dubroc’s appeal, he alleged the trial court violated his right to a jury trial, but the 3rd Circuit found no merit to that allegation, saying the defendant waived his right to a trial by jury and requested a bench trial.

Dubroc also alleged the court failed to advise him of his constitutional right to remain silent at his habitual offender hearing.

The 3rd Circuit found no merit to that assertion, saying, “It is clear that defendant was adequately cautioned in language that he could understand about his right to remain silent and to have the State prove at a court hearing his identify as an habitual offender.”

With its denial, the 3rd Circuit affirmed both Dubroc’s convictions and sentences.””Appeal Denied – graphic

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