THIBODAUX, La. (BRPROUD) — A Thibodaux man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of a 20-year-old in October of 2018, according to Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell.
According to a news release from Russell’s office, “Tyrick Hills, 22, coerced the victim, 20-year-old Alex Morena, to meet him on Dove Lane in Thibodaux. When the victim arrived several hours later, he was shot multiple times during a robbery orchestrated by Hills with his accomplices. The victim died on the scene. An investigation conducted by the Thibodaux Police Department led to the arrest of Tyrick Hills.”
Russell said a 12-person jury deliberated for under two hours before announcing a unanimous guilty verdict.
“I want to commend the investigation of the Thibodaux Police Department, and more specifically
Detective Lt. Varick Taylor on his thorough work that led to this conviction,” said Assistant District Attorney Shaun George.
Hills faces a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.