A man in this country illegally when he allegedly fatally shot a 16-year-old Baton Rouge boy in March will be sentenced Nov. 2 on federal gun and immigration charges stemming from the shooting.

Octavio Bringas-Posadas, 50, also is charged in state court with negligent homicide in the slaying of Darius Plummer, who was killed on his birthday.  An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Bringas-Posadas on that charge in July. He pleaded not guilty in August.

Bringas-Posadas, a Mexican national, pleaded guilty in June to federal charges of possession of firearms and ammunition by a person illegally in the United States, and illegal re-entry into the United States.

Authorities have said Bringas-Posadas told a relative he was playing with the gun inside his Southpark Drive apartment off Airline Highway when it fired by accident March 13.

Plummer was the best friend of Bringas-Posadas' son.

U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick set Bringas-Posadas' sentencing date earlier this month.

He was deported to Mexico in 2012 after a drug arrest in Baton Rouge but later returned to this country.

  

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