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Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in stabbing of Natchez teen

Andrew Jacob Wallace, 20 (Source: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office) Andrew Jacob Wallace, 20 (Source: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)
Dylan Poche, 18 (Source: Dylan Poche's Facebook page) Dylan Poche, 18 (Source: Dylan Poche's Facebook page)
NATCHITOCHES, LA (KSLA) -

A man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in last year's fatal stabbing of a Natchez teen in Natchitoches Parish. 

According to the Natchitoches Parish District Attorney, 20-year-old Andrew Jacob Wallace pleaded guilty to manslaughter Friday. 

Wallace was originally charged with second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing 18-year-old Dylan Poche

When asked about the manslaughter guilty plea, Natchitoches Parish District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington released this statement: 

We concluded that the charge of manslaughter was more appropriate after assessing all of the circumstances.  Our evaluation included a full review of the facts, including physical evidence, pathology reports, witness accounts, and possible defenses.  We thoroughly discussed the evidence and all possibilities with Dylan's family, who agreed with the approach.  The plea was supported by the evidence, and allowed the families to obtain as much closure as possible.

Police say the stabbing happened January 2016 at the Sibley Lake boat launch in the 900 block of LA Hwy. 504 in the Oak Grove community near Natchitoches. 

During the same evening, Wallace reportedly went to the boat launch where Poche and others were gathered. 

According to the Natchitoches Parish District Attorney, Wallace got into a fight with Poche.

During the fight, Wallace reportedly pulled a knife from his pocket and stabbed Poche once.

Poche was taken to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Wallace is scheduled to be sentenced October 18. 

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