One of the men charged in the barbarous 2016 slaying of a Raising Cane’s manager pleaded guilty on Tuesday.
We’re told 27-year-old Mark Crocklen Jr. of Baton Rouge pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter after originally being convicted of second-degree murder.
Court records indicate Croklen also pleaded guilty to the following charges:
Two counts of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, false imprisonment while armed with a weapon, intimidation of a witness and obstruction of justice.
According to authorities, Crocklen was the getaway driver in a premeditated robbery turned deadly at a Raising Cane’s restaurant in Kenner on June 29, 2016.
While Crocklen waited in the car, Taylor Friloux, a 21-year-old restaurant manger and two other employees were held hostage.
Surveillance video shows Friloux being stabbed several times.
Friloux died from stab wounds to her neck, abdomen and sternum.
We’re told one of her ears was partially severed in the vicious attack.
For his involvement and guilty pleas, Crocklin will spend the next 40 years of his life behind bars.