Shreveport Woman Guilty of Vehicular Manslaughter
A Shreveport woman who caused a three-vehicle accident while intoxicated, killing a driver from south Louisiana, was convicted in Caddo District Court Tuesday, October 25, 2022.
The three-woman, three-man jury in District Judge Chris Victory's courtroom unanimously found Angella Marshall, 43, guilty as charged of vehicular homicide. That was in connection with the October 10, 2020 three-vehicle collision at West College Street and Jewella Avenue Marshall caused. Tested for intoxication, she posted .184 blood-alcohol after the wreck.
The decedent in the wreck was 64-year-old Gretna poet and youth counselor Lenard Pierce. He was pinned in his vehicle and died at the scene.
When Marshall returns to Judge Victory's court November 28, 2022, she faces a prison term of 5 to 30 years.
Marshall was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Sam Crichton and Victoria Washington. She was defended by Rickey Swift.