A 20-year-old Walker man accused of shooting a man outside a Denham Spring barber shop has been sentenced to 11 years in prison, according to the Livingston Parish District Attorney's Office.
Timothy Clayton pleaded no contest to manslaughter in the 2015 death of Brandon Jones, of Denham Springs, the prosecutor's office said in a news release.
Clayton had originally pleaded not guilty to a charge of second degree murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge during a pre-trial hearing before 21st Judicial District Judge Charlotte Foster on Jan. 24. The negotiated plea deal of no contest to manslaughter was made with the consent of the victim's family, the release states.
Clayton was accused of shooting Jones, 29, outside a barber shop on Summers Street on July 18, 2015. According to the release, an eyewitness saw Jones standing outside the barber shop and then fall to the ground. The witness then saw a male come from behind the barbershop and shoot several times before fleeing.
Clayton was identified through further investigation and interviews, the release says.
Jones was already deceased when Denham Springs Police arrived on scene.
Assistant District Attorney Kurt Wall prosecuted the case.