Bossier man conviction upheld

BOSSIER PARISH - The Second Circuit Court of Appeal has affirmed the conviction and sentence of a Bossier City man convicted of Attempted Second Degree Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Second Degree Murder. 

Patrick Pierce, 46, was convicted by a Bossier Parish jury in December 2015. 

“The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office should be commended for their efforts in this case. Every department, from patrol to crime scene investigation to detectives, did an outstanding job. They responded quickly, located the defendant, and obtained a confession in a difficult case. We were able to successfully prosecute this case thanks to their actions,” said District Attorney Schuyler Marvin.

Pierce entered into a scheme with Cassie Sims to kill her husband in April 2014. Sims previously pled guilty for her involvement in the murder plot. The scheme was thwarted when the intended victim disarmed Pierce causing him to flee the residence. Sims promised Pierce sex in exchange for killing her husband. The husband’s life was saved due to Pierce’s inability to work the safety. A three Judge panel with the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal in Shreveport, noting that the evidence was overwhelming, denied all of the assertions made by Pierce in his appeal and affirmed the conviction and sentence imposed by Judge Michael Nerren.

“We are pleased with the decision by the court of appeal.” said District Attorney Marvin. “Doug Stinson did an outstanding job prosecuting this case and Mike Lawrence did exceptional work defending the appeal.” added First Assistant District Attorney Lane Pittard.


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