Mardi Gras parade shooter pleads guilty, gets 45 years in prison

NEW ORLEANS – A year and a half after two men were shot to death during the Muses parade, Monday their killer pleaded guilty.

John Hicks accepted a 45-year prison term on two counts of manslaughter, obstruction of justice and illegally carrying a firearm on a parade route.

He fatally shot Peter Dabney and Ivan Williams on St. Charles Avenue, while the Krewe of Muses was rolling on the other side of the street.

According to The New Orleans Advocate, Hicks didn't say much when he addressed the families of the two men he shot.

"I just want to let you all know I'm sorry for the pain and strife I put on y'all for the last year and a half," Hicks said. "That's all I got to say."

You can read more about this story at The New Orleans Advocate.

(© 2016 WWL)


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