UPDATE: Shreveport man learns punishment for murder at local motel

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UPDATE: 

A Shreveport man finds out how much time he will spend behind bars for fatally shooting another man and critically wounded a woman at a local motel back in 2014.

On Monday 21-year-old Quindarius Deshun Allen, 21, was given life in prison without the possibility of parole, probation of suspension of sentence plus an additional 20 years during a hearing in Caddo District Court.

Allen received the mandatory life sentence for his second-degree murder conviction for the October 13, 2014 murder of 34-year-old Gregory Morris in a Shreveport motel room. 

The extra 20 years were added for Allen’s attempt to kill Morris’ female friend, attempted manslaughter.
 

ORIGINAL STORY: 

A Shreveport man has been found guilty of fatally shooting another man at a local motel three years ago.

On Tuesday a Caddo Parish jury found 21-year-old Quindarius Deshun Allen guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 34-year-old Gregory Morris back in Oct. 2014.

Morris was killed and his friend was seriously wounded when Allen showed up at their motel room and started shooting at them.

During the trial jurors heard from a friend of Allen’s, who testified Allen stated he planned to rob Morris.

Jurors also heard from a ballistics expert who testified that the ammunition recovered had all been cycled by the same weapon, and that an unfired shotgun shell recovered from Allen’s vehicle matched both a fired and unfired round found at the murder scene.

The jury heard a two-hour statement from Allen, where he admitted being at the scene and buying drugs, but denied killing Morris.

The woman wounded in the attack also testified and showed her injuries to the jury.  Allen shot her in both legs resulting in 20 surgeries.

Allen faces a mandatory sentence of life at hard labor in prison, without possibility of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.  

Allen faces up to 20 additional years at hard labor for the attempted second-degree murder conviction.

Sentencing for Allen has been set for Dec. 18.

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