A Caddo Parish jury Wednesday unanimously convicted a Shreveport man of second-degree murder in the death of a southwest Shreveport man, and the woman who allegedly helped him will face the same charges next month.
Cameron Lewis, 28, was found guilty in the death of Bryan Savage, 55, who was found deceased in his home by fire fighters who were called to a fire at his Woolworth Road residence on Feb. 22, 2016.
The home had been totally ransacked, and one vehicle – a white Chevrolet Avalanche – was missing. The following day, Williams and his alleged accomplice, 29-year-old Amanda Williams, were arrested after Savage’s Avalanche was spotted in the parking lot of a hotel in the 5200 block of Monkhouse Drive.
The fire destroyed the home and burned 20 percent of the victim’s body, which had been shot once in the chest.
Following his arrest, Lewis confessed to committing the burglary, burning the residence and to being present in the home when the shooting occurred; however, he denied shooting the victim, pointing his finger at Williams.
Williams, who will go on trial for the same crime on Feb. 5, however, claims Lewis pulled the trigger.
Each defendant is responsible for the death under the felony murder rule, however, which states if one participates in an aggravated burglary and there is a resultant death, that is second-degree murder.
Second degree murder carries with it a penalty of life in prison without possibility of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.
Lewis will be formally sentenced in Caddo District Court on Jan. 16, 2018.
Prosecutors were Assistant District Attorneys Jason Waltman and Treneisha Hill. Lewis was defended by Stephen Glassell.