Northshore teen gets life in prison for stepfather's slaying

Don Ames
May 22, 2019 - 12:48 pm

An Abita Springs teenager has been sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of his stepfather

19-tear-old Daniel T. Hamilton was convicted of second-degree murder in March. 

He was accused of shooting his stepfather, 51-year-old James ``Kenny'' Hamilton, numerous times in the back of the head while the man ate his evening meal in 2016.

State District Judge Alan Zaunbrecher this week ordered the sentence to be served with the possibility of parole, based on new sentencing guidelines for offenders who were juveniles at the time of the crime. Hamilton was 16 when he shot the victim.
Zaunbrecher also sentenced Hamilton to 20 years in prison for each of two counts of solicitation for murder for planning to have the victim's brother and sister-in-law killed.


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