A 24-year-old Baton Rouge man was sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty in the 2007 shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in the Gardere Lane area.
Darryl Stovall, who was scheduled to stand trial this week on a second-degree murder charge, pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter and armed robbery charges in the March 2, 2007, slaying of Devion Goings on Skysail Avenue. Stovall lived on Skysail at the time.
Another man, Norman Galle, also 24, pleaded guilty Tuesday as an accessory after the fact and was sentenced to five years in prison. Galle, who was booked into Parish Prison the day after the shooting, already has served his sentence, said Neal Wilkinson, who represents Galle.
State District Judge Chip Moore sentenced both men.
Stovall and Goings had an altercation before Stovall pulled a gun and shot Goings repeatedly, prosecutor Larry McAlpine has said. Goings begged for his life before Galle gave Stovall a second gun, and Stovall stood over Goings and fired more bullets into his body, the prosecutor said.
Goings suffered 18 gunshot wounds, with the fatal ones puncturing his heart and lungs, he added.