THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a Thibodaux priest in 1992 has been sentenced to a seven-year prison term on top of a life sentence he received for unrelated felony convictions.
The Houma Courier reports (http://bit.ly/LKqDoL ) that the seven-year sentence that state District Judge John LeBlanc handed down to Derrick Odomes was the maximum allowed under an appeals court ruling.
Odomes was convicted last year of bludgeoning Hunter Horgan to death inside his church office. Odomes was 14 at the time of the killing, which occurred inside the rectory of St. John's Episcopal Church in Thibodaux. He was arrested in 2007.
John Perry, Horgan's cousin and family spokesman, says they're glad Odomes finally received a sentence for the killing itself.
Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com