Case Update – Joseph J. Llorance sentenced

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Joseph J. Llorance

Joseph J. Llorance, b/m, 35, was sentenced to five years by Judge Desiree Dyess on the charge of negligent homicide. He was booked into the NPDC May 30.

The conviction stems from a shootout on Texas Street just after 12 a.m. Christmas morning 2013. The victim was Labryant Franklin, 20, of Creston.

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The original report, published Dec. 28, 2013 in the Natchitoches Times stated officers believed Llorance was sitting in a vehicle in a parking lot when the shooting started. He was approached by a cousin who said the victim was allegedly trying to kill him.

Llorence got out of the car and began returning fire with an SKS assault rifle.