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Judge reconsiders sentencing in 2002 Monroe case

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MONROE, La. (AP) - State District Judge Rambo will reconsider a Monroe man's 20-year manslaughter sentence for a homicide that happened 12 years ago.

Rambo heard arguments Tuesday to reduce the sentence of Willie Baker, who was 16 years old when he killed Antonio Gibson, 25, in 2002.

Baker surrendered to law enforcement, admitted to the crime and was originally sentenced by Judge Carl Sharp to 40 years with 20 years suspended.

Baker was reportedly selling PCP and giving part of the proceeds to Gibson during the months before he killed him.

Rambo listened to arguments from both sides of the case and requested time to review the pre-sentence investigation conducted before Sharp assessed his original sentence.

An opinion regarding the request to reduce Baker's sentence is expected within 45 days.


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