Deadlock! Jury unable to convict 2016 Bourbon Street suspected shooter of murder

Convicts Travon Manuel on two other charges

Thomas Perumean
June 29, 2019 - 5:04 pm

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The jury in the case of Travon Manuel initially said they'd reached verdicts in all the charges.  In the end, however only two verdicts were passed.  Guilty of attempted murder and guilty of obstruction of justice.  But as for the count of second degree murder, jurors could not reach a conclusion.  

Manuel faces up 20-years in prison on the two convictions.  According to the Advocate, he'll learn his fate August 9 when he is scheduled to appear in court for sentencing.  

Manuel was tried for the November 2016 mass shooting on Bourbon Street that injured nine people and left Demontris Toliver, a Baton Rouge tattoo artist, dead.  During the trial prosecutors theorized Manuel, a resident of Lafayette, ran into Jordan Clay, whom he knew from Lafayette.  Following words the two men drew down on each other and opened fire.  The shootout happened the night of the Bayou Classic football game as the city was packed with revellers.  

It is not known if District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro will retry Manuel for murder.  Meanwhile, Jordan Clay, the man involved in the shootout with Manuel, will tried at a later time.  
 

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