NAPOLEONVILLE — A Labadieville man has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison after his plea this summer to manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of his step-grandson more than two years ago, prosecutors in Assumption Parish said Friday.
William Thompson, 63, admitted June 5 to stabbing Daquan Rainey, 20, of Laplace during an argument over a pack of cigarettes at Thompson's Assumption Parish home that turned physical, prosecutors said in a news release.
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Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies had found Rainey lying in Thompson's driveway at 187 Violet St., Labadieville, on Feb. 17, 2015, with a single stab wound in the upper torso, prosecutors with the 23rd Judicial District said. The parish Coroner's Office pronounced Rainey dead at the scene.
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Sheriff's investigators found the knife used in the stabbing in the bed of a pickup parked in the yard of Thompson’s home, prosecutors added.
Even before his plea in June, Thompson was facing a manslaughter charge. Assistant District Attorney Tommy Daigle and other prosecutors didn't reduce Thompson's charge but let his sentence hinge on a pre-sentence investigation, Tyler Cavalier, spokesman for the 23rd Judicial District Attorney's Office, said Friday.
Judge Jessie LeBlanc of the 23rd Judicial District Court handed down the 20-year sentence Wednesday at the Parish Courthouse in Napoleonville. A conviction for manslaughter has a maximum sentence of 40 years.
Cavalier said Thompson never explained what led to the argument over the cigarettes.
The 23rd Judicial District encompasses Assumption, Ascension and St. James parishes.