Convicted Murderer Sentenced To Life In Prison
The Shreveport man who was convicted of Second Degree Murder of the 2015 killing of a Bossier Parish woman has been sentenced to life in prison.
36-year-old Nathaniel Mingo was sentenced in Bossier Parish District Court on Jan. 17 to life at Hard Labor in the Louisiana Department of Corrections without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence, for the murder of 33-year-old Amanda Collins of Elm Grove, an acquaintance of Mingo.
The case began back on March 15, 2015, when Bossier Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies were contacted just before noon on that Sunday by a land owner who reported an unknown truck in a pasture some 300 yards off of the roadway of the 4500 block of Highway 157. Deputies found a maroon 4-door truck with a deceased female inside; the truck was reported stolen out of Mississippi.
We get more from the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office on how they apprehended Mingo:
Crime scene investigators and detectives quickly began their investigation and processed the crime scene, working nonstop to determine what happened. Collins had suffered an apparent single gunshot wound, and investigators collected evidence and obtained search warrants as they swiftly moved forward with their homicide investigation. South Bossier Fire District Two and Bossier Parish Coroner’s Office assisted in the investigation at the scene.
By late Sunday night, Bossier investigators obtained a warrant for the arrest of Mingo, who had a lengthy criminal history, including charges for various drug possessions, multiple times of resisting an officer, aggravated escape and other charges.
By noon Monday, Mingo, was taken into custody in west Shreveport by various agencies, including the Bossier Sheriff’s Office investigators; members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force Office; Shreveport Police Department K-9 officers and Deputy U. S. Marshals. Mingo gave officers a brief struggle and was incarcerated at the Bossier Maximum Security Facility with a $2,000,000 bond.
A Bossier Parish jury unanimously found Mingo guilty of Second Degree Murder for the murder of Collins.