Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Huey pleads guilty in death trial

Roshun Huey copy 2The third man charged with second-degree murder of Cedric Kingsby has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

According to a spokesperson in the Webster District Attorney's Office, Roshun Huey joined Chester Kimmons and Antonio Thornton in entering guilty pleas to attempted manslaughter with a pre-sentencing investigation, in 26th Judicial District court Wednesday. Sentencing for all three is set for February 10.

All were originally charged with second-degree battery; however, one week after the arrests, Kingsby died from his injuries and charges were upgraded.

The incident involving Kingsby, Huey, Kimmons and Thornton took place on Columbia Street around 11 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2012.
"Apparently, Kingsby had several wounds to his face and head and became very combative in the emergency room because of those injuries and had to be restrained," said Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper.

Due to the severity of the injuries, Kingsby was reportedly transferred to LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport.

At 6 a.m. Wednesday, October 24, Huey reportedly walked into the Minden Police Department and surrendered.

Cropper said there were indications that Huey and Kingsby had fought in the past, possibly over a female.

"Whether that was the basis for what happened that night, I'm not sure," he said.






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