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|Gordon sentenced in Promise manslaughter|
Crystal M. Gordon, 21, of Ferriday was sentenced to seven years, six suspended, and placed on five years active supervised probation during court proceedings in Seventh Judicial District Court in Vidalia on Wednesday, April 14.
Dist. Atty. Brad Burget afterward filed a motion to reconsider the sentence. That motion will be heard on May 26th.
Gordon was sentenced by Judge Leo Boothe. She pled guilty to manslaughter in February in the August 2008 murder of 27-year-old Alex Promise Jr. She pleaded self-defense.
Promise Jr., was stabbed one time in the chest. He was transported to Riverland Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Victim impact statements were provided by Shalita Promise and Jamarlon Promise on behalf of the victim and by Veronica Dixon, Sharon Dunbar and Crystal Gordon on behalf of the defendant.
Gordon was sentenced by the judge to seven years, six suspended, and placed on five years active supervised probation under the Louisiana Department of Corrections.
She is to begin her sentence at 9 a.m. May 17, 2010, and will be given credit for time served.
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