Baton Rouge teen accused of second-degree murder in Oct. 1 shooting on Osceola Street _lowres

Tyler Pointer, 18

A 21-year-old Baton Rouge man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to manslaughter in a fatal October 2015 shooting.

Tyler Pointer was 18 when Monquel Yates, 24, was found shot to death between two houses in the 3400 block of Osceola Street.

Police responded to a call about gunfire and found an unoccupied car with shattered glass and blood inside in the 3600 block of Osceola. They followed a blood trail and discovered Yates' body.

Pointer was charged with second-degree murder. A conviction on that charge would have carried a mandatory sentence of life behind bars.

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