Fontenot takes stand in second-degree murder trial - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Update: Fontenot takes stand in second-degree murder trial

David Dice Fontenot. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) David Dice Fontenot. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

David Dice Fontenot, on trial on charges of second-degree and attempted second-degree murder, has taken the stand in his defense.

Fontenot is accused of fatally shooting Stephin Bergeron in 2011.

Under cross examination Fontenot claimed he was at home when the shooting occurred and that numerous witnesses have lied in their testimony.

Fontenot told the prosecution that he's in jail for a crime he did not commit.

The state and defense have both rested and closing arguments are expected to start around 3:30 p.m.

Earlier in the day, jurors viewed security footage from the night Bergeron was shot. The video was taken by a business located on La. 27 in Sulphur, near where Bergeron died.

The video showed two trucks passing by and a flash of light -- presumably gunfire -- coming from one of them.

Chance Bourgeois, who was walking along La. 27 with Bergeron, was not injured in the shooting.

If convicted of second-degree murder, Fontenot will spend life in prison.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Sales tax break on hurricane items this weekend

    Sales tax break on hurricane items this weekend

    Saturday, May 27 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-05-28 03:18:29 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Flashlights, tarps, fuel cans, and lanterns. These are just some of the many items Carolyn Trahan sells at Trahan Hardware. With hurricane season approaching, Trahan and her employees like Jeremy Jolviette are usually selling these types of items right before a hurricane. "Everyone is trying to get prepared for it," said Jolviette. The Louisiana Department of Revenue has declared this weekend a hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday. All hurrica...

    More >>

    Flashlights, tarps, fuel cans, and lanterns. These are just some of the many items Carolyn Trahan sells at Trahan Hardware. With hurricane season approaching, Trahan and her employees like Jeremy Jolviette are usually selling these types of items right before a hurricane. "Everyone is trying to get prepared for it," said Jolviette. The Louisiana Department of Revenue has declared this weekend a hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday. All hurrica...

    More >>
  • Lake Charles opens time capsule buried 50 years ago

    Saturday, May 27 2017 3:16 PM EDT2017-05-27 19:16:59 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    On Friday Mayor Randy Roach helped pull out history - 50 years worth, to be exact.

    In 1967 a time capsule was buried in front of historic Lake Charles City Hall, and many had different ideas of what could be buried inside. 

    More >>

    On Friday Mayor Randy Roach helped pull out history - 50 years worth, to be exact.

    In 1967 a time capsule was buried in front of historic Lake Charles City Hall, and many had different ideas of what could be buried inside. 

    More >>
  • Summer reading fun underway in Calcasieu Parish

    Summer reading fun underway in Calcasieu Parish

    Friday, May 26 2017 11:02 PM EDT2017-05-27 03:02:13 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Public Library)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Public Library)

    The Calcasieu Parish Public Library annual summer reading program is underway. The kick-off celebration was held at Prien Lake Park. It included registration, face painting, kite flying, bird house building and even Clifford the Big Red Dog. The reading program runs from now until July 7.

    More >>

    The Calcasieu Parish Public Library annual summer reading program is underway. The kick-off celebration was held at Prien Lake Park. It included registration, face painting, kite flying, bird house building and even Clifford the Big Red Dog. The reading program runs from now until July 7.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly