Lafayette man who murdered Burger King manager gets 50 years in prison

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 19-year-old man who shot and killed a Lafayette Burger King manager in 2008 over $5 has been sentenced to 50 years in jail.

Edward Zeno pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter and theft of a vehicle that was used in the shooting. The plea agreement reduced the charge from second-degree murder to manslaughter. If convicted of second-degree murder, Zeno could have faced a life sentence.

The Advertiser Newspaper is reporting, as a result of the plea deal, Zeno was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison at hard labor for the shooting death of James Living Jr. and 10 years for the automobile theft, with the sentences to be served consecutively, for a total of 50 years.

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