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Man gets 55-year sentence for 2 manslaughter convictions

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Roderrick Scott, 55 (Source: Caddo Correctional Center) Roderrick Scott, 55 (Source: Caddo Correctional Center)
Leslie Moss was 27 when she was killed. (Source: Dustin Moss) Leslie Moss was 27 when she was killed. (Source: Dustin Moss)
Investigators combe over a silver car at the Mooringsport home where Myers and Stuart were killed in August 2012. Investigators combe over a silver car at the Mooringsport home where Myers and Stuart were killed in August 2012.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A Caddo Parish Judge has sentenced Roderick Scott to 55 years in prison. Scott was accused of beating and shooting his girlfriend's son and another woman back in 2012.

Stuart Myers and Leslie Moss both died from their injuries.

Scott was initially charged with second degree murder, but was eventually found guilty of manslaughter last month.

That lesser charge came as a bit of surprise for the family of Leslie Moss, who asked the judge for the maximum sentence at a hearing Thursday morning in Caddo District court. That request was, for the most part, delivered.

Scott, 37, will spend the rest of his life in prison because he's serving both sentences, 30 years for Leslie and 25 years for Stuart, consecutively.

The victim's family members testified at the hearing, and during their impact statements they struck a tone of forgiveness, telling Scott that they forgave him.

"Let me set the record straight. I dont want to hate Roderick Scott, we're not going to hate on anyone," Stuart Myers father Kevin Myers said on the stand.

Caddo Parish Assistant District Attorney Geya Prudhomme says she was not surprised by that sentiment as she had spent a lot of time with the family, and knew their disposition very well.

"They're very good people. They're normal like any and the rest of us. Every family has problems, but the one thing I can say that has been evident from day one is that they absolutely love Leslie and Stuart and this was tragic. This is heartbreaking," said Prudhomme.

For one of the counts of manslaughter, Scott will be eligible for parole after 15 years. For the other count, he'll be eligible for parole after 20 years.

Scott has 30 days to file an appeal.

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