Shreveport teen to serve juvenile life, admits to conspiracy in robbery-murder

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A Shreveport teen who was sentenced Wednesday to juvenile life in prison for his role in the armed robbery of a local convenience store also admitted to his role in the armed robbery and murder of a pizza delivery driver last November. 

According to a statement from the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office, 14-year-old Anthony Mandigo must remain in custody until age 21 after he pleaded guilty January 22, 2019, to the November 9, 2018, armed robbery of the Raceway Gas Station on North Market Street in Shreveport. 

Mandigo and another juvenile went into the Raceway armed with an AK-47 and robbed the clerk and a customer. Shortly after, the youths posted a video of themselves with the money from the robbery and a shotgun they had just purchased. Following this, Shreveport Police detectives arrested Mandigo and his co-defendant.

Mandigo was 13 at the time of the robbery. Louisiana Children’s Code article 879 provides that all proceedings in a juvenile delinquency case involving a crime of violence shall be open to the public.

Mandigo also pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit armed robbery in the November 4, 2018, murder of Domino’s pizza driver Lester McGee. 

Sentencing in that case has been set for February 20, 2019. Co-defendant Jae’lon Ware, 16, is charged with the second-degree murder of McGee. 

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