Posted: Aug 9, 2013 8:37 AM by Ian Auzenne
Updated: Aug 9, 2013 8:38 AM
A Vermilion Parish Jury has convicted a man accused of shooting his friend during a hunting trip on second-degree murder charges.
Quintin Mire shot Julian Gajan, Jr., three times with 12-gauge buckshot during the February 2011 excursion. Prosecutors told the jury that Mire shot Gajan because Gajan owed him $1,100 and had not paid him in six months.
Prosecutors also told the jury Mire left Gajan in a Vermilion Parish marsh for three days without telling authorities.
Mire, who was also found guilty of obstruction of justice, faces a mandatory life sentence.