A 30-year-old Baton Rouge man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty this week in the 2007 shooting death of a man on Keel Avenue.
Jermaine Letroit Buffington was charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Jerry Dorsey, 23.
Buffington pleaded guilty Tuesday to a manslaughter charge, and state District Judge Mike Erwin sentenced him to the maximum prison term of 40 years. A second-degree murder conviction would have carried an automatic sentence of life in prison.
Dorsey was found lying in the road in the 8200 block of Keel with multiple gunshot wounds the night of Nov. 19, 2007, sheriff’s officials have said. He later died at a local hospital.