A Baton Rouge man convicted in March on manslaughter and gun charges in the 2011 shooting death of a 31-year-old man on Clayton Drive was sentenced Monday to 60 years in prison.
Brandon Christopher Hickerson, 35, was found guilty in the April 11, 2011, killing of Charles Everett Collins.
State District Judge Bonnie Jackson sentenced Hickerson to the maximum 40 years behind bars on the manslaughter charge and another 20 years on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm. She ordered the terms to run consecutively.
Hickerson had a prior conviction for aggravated second-degree battery at the time of the Collins slaying.
Police have said a group of friends was standing outside a home in the 4500 block of Clayton just after midnight when Hickerson slapped a woman in the group on her buttocks. The woman pushed him, and Hickerson told her not to do so. When she tried to push him again, Hickerson pulled out a gun and shot at the group of people.
Collins, a resident of the home, was killed.