Sheriff's detectives called it manslaughter, punishable by up to 40 years in prison. A grand jury saw it as second-degree murder, punishable by a life term. In court Monday, a young man who says he killed his father in self-defense in their White Oak Estates home following years of abuse and neglect pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of negligent homicide and was put on probation for five years. Anthony Templet's attorneys and East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutors called it a just resolution to a gut-wrenching case. Baton Rouge teen pleads not guilty to shooting father; faces second-degree murder charge A Baton Rouge teenager accused of fatally shooting his father during an argument in their Shenandoah home on June 3 pleaded not guilty Monday … "We couldn't be happier. We think this is a good middle-of-the-road outcome," Jarrett Ambeau, one of Templet's lawyers, said outside the 19th Judicial District Courthouse. Templet stood at his side. "This feels like the first day of his life," he said. Earlier, Ambeau told state District Judge Tarvald Smith about living with his father for a decade – from age 7 to 17, when Templet fatally shot Burt Templet in June 2019. Templet, now… Read full this story
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