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Convent Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

          On last week, Kylin Elder of 9361 Water Tower St. Convent, LA., age 23, pled guilty to Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. Elder was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Tess Stromberg. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors in connection with a 2014 shooting incident following a St. James High School basketball game.

          On January 14, 2014, a male subject suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body approached St. James Parish Sheriff’s Deputies who were working the St. James High School basketball game and told deputies he had been shot. While being treated on scene, the victim told deputies that as he was walking to his car, Kylin Elder pulled up in a car holding a gun out the window and began firing in his direction. The victim told deputies that he and Elder has had issues in the past. Detectives were able to obtain statements from independent witnesses which was consistent with the information provided by the victim. Kylin Elder was subsequently arrested and booked into the St. James Parish Detention Center.

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Elder was sentenced to 15 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.