PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) – 125 days after pleading guilty to manslaughter a Geismar man found out how long he will be spending in jail.

Cedric Emerson, 39, was sentenced to 40 years behind bars. The sentence was handed down in the 23rd Judicial District Court on Dec. 13.

The lengthy sentence stems from a deadly shooting that took place on March 11, 2018. Frederick Patterson, 36, of Prairieville was shot and killed inside a home on that date, according to the district attorney’s office.

Emerson was found outside of the home in Prairieville before he was taken into custody by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and given medical care at a hospital.

The ensuing investigation included interviews with the homeowner and Emerson. The homeowner stated that the shooter and victim were in the house when they heard a “loud bang,” according to the district attorney’s office. Patterson was found on the ground inside the home with a gunshot wound.

Emerson was arrested after admitting to shooting Patterson which led to the death of the Prairieville man.

The 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office said that Emerson will receive credit for time served in jail.