BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Holden man accused of fatally shooting a teenager during an alleged drug deal in 2021 pled guilty to manslaughter and drug charges Wednesday morning.

Attorney General Jeff Landry reacted to the guilty plea:

“My office and I are committed to making Louisiana a safer place and getting justice for crime victims. This morning, in a Livingston Parish courtroom, Colton Boudreaux admitted his guilt to manslaughter and possession with intent to distribute. I commend my Assistant Attorneys General Jeff Traylor and Winston White for their exceptional prosecutorial work to obtain this guilty plea, and I pray this conviction will bring some comfort to the victim’s family. As Attorney General, I will continue to fight for justice.”

AG Jeff Landry

According to Landry, Boudreaux’s sentencing is scheduled for Thursday, July 28.

Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting in the 35000 block of Highway 1036 on January 21, 2021, where authorities later learned that five individuals traveled from Ascension Parish for an alleged drug deal.

According to the sheriff’s office, a 19-year-old was killed and another person was injured when shots were fired during a fight. The shooting victim who died was later identified by LPSO as Javin Aguillard of Gonzales.

Boudreaux faced a second-degree murder charge at the time of his arrest in 2021.

Deputies also arrested Davalynn Rose of Holden, Jaheim Miller of Gonzales, Gregory Magee of Gonzales, Jamie Preston of Gonzales, and Ashtin Ursin of Gonzales on charges of accessory after the fact to attempted second-degree murder, criminal conspiracy, and principal to aggravated second-degree battery.