‘Justice was denied to our families,’ shooting victim’s family says of Seth Fontenot’s 13-month sentence _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Seth Fontenot arrives at the Lafayette Parish Courthouse for sentencing on Wednesday morning with his attorney Thomas Guilbeau.


Seth Fontenot is now back home after being released from the LaSalle Correctional Center last night, KATC-TV reported Sunday.

Fontenot’s attorney Thomas Guilbeau confirmed that he was released from the center at midnight.

Guilbeau said he was picked up by his sister and a friend and taken back home.

Fontenot was released on good behavior after serving ten and a half months.

He was convicted of manslaughter in the 2013 death of 15-year-old Austin Rivault.

Now Guilbeau says Fontenot and his family are focusing on getting him settled and back into school.