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UPDATE: Jury finds Ouachita teen GUILTY in parents' murder

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ON TRIAL: Dalton Fletcher, 16 (Source: Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office) ON TRIAL: Dalton Fletcher, 16 (Source: Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office)
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UPDATE: A Bossier Parish jury has found the 16-year-old Ouachita Parish teen on trial for allegedly murdering his parents, guilty.

Sources inside the Bossier Parish courtroom confirm to KSLA News 12, that a jury deliberated an hour and 45 minutes before finding Dalton Fletcher guilty on both counts of 2nd degree murder.

Closing arguments were delivered in the four-day trial Monday morning and by noon, the case had been handed over to the jury.

Official sentencing for Fletcher has been set for February 3, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Fletcher is expected to be sentenced to two automatic life sentences.

Tune in to KSLA News 12 at 5 and 6 for more details.


Closing arguments were delivered Monday morning inside the Bossier Parish Courthouse for a Ouachita Parish teen on trial for allegedly murdering his parents.

16-year-old Dalton Fletcher, is charged with two counts of 2nd degree murder for the September 2010 murder.

On Friday, Fletcher's defense presented their case to a Bossier Parish jury. During which time, they called a Clinical Psychologist from Shreveport as their expert witness.

The expert witness on behalf of the defense reportedly testified saying that he tested Fletcher for mental illness and diagnosed the teen as suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and that Fletcher suffered from Depression.

In cross examinations, of the defense's witness, prosecutors reportedly showed the doctor a letter revealing how Fletcher felt about his parents.

In that letter, according to Ty Russell, reporter for CBS-affiliate, KNOE-TV out of Monroe, Louisiana; Fletcher wrote, "He did not like Tammy and Johnny Fletcher and if they were not so strict, he would not have killed them."

The letter, was reportedly taken from the Fletcher's home in West Ouachita Parish the day after the couple was murdered.

Prosecutors argue that Fletcher did not like to follow rules, while the defense argues that Fletcher did not know right from wrong since he had been allegedly abused by his dad.

If convicted, Fletcher could be sentenced to life in prison.


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