Shreveport Woman Found Guilty of Manslaughter
A 22-year-old Shreveport woman accused of murdering a friend after an argument over a car is found guilty of manslaughter in a trial that ended Friday in Caddo District Court.
Brittney Bre-Shay McGill was accused of the April 13, 2015 stabbing death of 21-year-old Gabrielle Cooper at the intersection of West 69th Street at Clift Avenue in Cedar Grove after the two got into a heated argument. Portions of the confrontation between the two were captured on video by onlookers' cell phone and the case involved social media.
Jurors deliberated around 45 minutes before returning just before 7:30 p.m. with 11 in favor of conviction, one opposed. Only 10 members were needed to convict.
McGill faces a sentence of up to 40 years in prison and could be sentenced as early as February 28, 2018, when she will next appear before District Judge Ramona Emanuel to obtain a setting.