Today, March 14, 2019, Judge John Trahan sentenced Jamal Lacon and Raven Wiltz to mandatory life sentences without probation, parole or suspension of sentence, for the shooting death of Desmond Boutte at the MLK Center on July 6, 2016. Desmond Boutte was shot multiple times by both individuals. Lacon and Wiltz were convicted of second degree murder on February 28, 2019 by a 12 person jury in Lafayette Parish.
First Assistant District Attorney Daniel M. Landry III tried the case. The case was investigated by the Lafayette Police Department with Detective Larry Theriot heading the investigation.