A Baker man on Monday admitted his involvement in the killing of an 18-year-old Baton Rouge man in Tigerland, closing the book on the 3-year-old murder case.
Dedrick Marquel Brown, 27, pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to second-degree murder in the slaying of Philip John Edward Rush Boudreaux and was given a suspended five-year prison sentence and put on probation for five years.
Brown’s co-defendant, George Alonzo Triplett, 25, of Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty last week to a reduced charge of manslaughter and was sentenced to 35 years behind bars by state District Judge Chip Moore.
Prosecutor Larry McAlpine said Brown identified Triplett as the triggerman in the fatal shooting.
“Based on the evidence that the state was able to prove, we believe that each defendant’s culpability has been addressed as reflected in their respective sentences,” East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said. “By all accounts George Triplett fired (at) and killed Philip Boudreaux.”
Boudreaux was shot in the face July 31, 2012, at his apartment in the 4700 block of Tigerland Avenue. He died three days later after being taken off life support.
“We hope that the Boudreaux family can begin to put this tragedy behind them with this resolution,” Hillar Moore added.
Baton Rouge police have said Boudreaux was shot over “drugs and robbery.”
An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury had indicted Triplett and Brown on second-degree murder charges in January 2013.