Sentencing For Man Involved In Fatal Drunk-Driving Wreck Postponed - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

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Sentencing For Man Involved In Fatal Drunk-Driving Wreck Postponed

There are new developments in the re-sentencing trial of a Shreveport man, who was orginally ordered to spend one year in prison in connection with a deadly drunk-driving wreck.
That trial has been rescheduled.
The wreck happened in 2004, killing 17-year old Amanda Laurenson.
Forty-three-year-old William Gourdine was found to be under the influence when the wreck happened and was originally sentenced to eight years in jail with seven years suspended.
But the state's 2nd Circuit Court said the length of the sentence was too lenient.
Amanda's parents agreed and are just ready for this to all be over with.
"Well, the continual delay for some reason that I don't understand, because it's been 3 years, is hard to understand. I wonder why it's taken so long," said Amanda's mother Denise Laurenson.
Gourdine's sentencing will now take place July 7th.
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