Man pleads guilty to 2012 shooting death; sentenced to 40 years

A Baton Rouge man pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 40 years in prison in the 2012 shooting death of a 19-year-old man on La Annie Drive.

Jarvis Turner, 32, was scheduled to stand trial Monday on a second-degree murder charge in the killing of Justin Weideman but instead pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.

State District Judge Lou Daniel sentenced Turner to the maximum 40 years.

Turner and another man, Darrell Jupiter, 37, both were indicted in the Feb. 5, 2012, slaying of Weideman in the parking lot of Newport Villa Apartments.

Jupiter is charged with second-degree murder. A second-degree murder conviction would carry an automatic sentence of life in prison.