Johnny Fair, a confessed drug dealer convicted last week of shooting a woman in the back of the head in her Old Jefferson apartment in 2012, was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday.
The sentence, which does not allow for parole, probation or a suspended sentence, is standard for a second-degree murder conviction, which was handed down by a jury Thursday in Judge Stephen Grefer’s section of 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna.
Fair, 29, had been convicted of negligent homicide for shooting a man in 2008 and served part of a five-year sentence before being released.
On Jan. 10, 2012, Fair entered the Barry Avenue apartment of Tiffany Frey, 36, and shot her as she stood in the bathroom doorway, according to testimony in the three-day trial.
Authorities never found the murder weapon, but casings from a .40-caliber handgun were found at the scene that matched those used in the 2008 killing, which Fair claimed was a case of self-defense, and a box of .40-caliber shells was found in Fair’s Old Jefferson apartment.
Prosecutors successfully argued that Fair shot Frey in a fit of paranoia because he had heard she was spreading rumors about a shooting in Hollygrove.
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