Man accused of killing cab driver in 2014 pleads guilty to manslaughter

Man accused of killing cab driver in 2014 pleads guilty to manslaughter
Reginald Demarkus Williams, DOB: 11/15/1989 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A man accused in the 2014 murder of a cab driver has pleaded guilty.

Reginald Demarkus Williams, 31, pleaded guilty Thursday, March 4, 2021 to manslaughter. Williams killed Carlos Jenkins, 38, back on July 5, 2014.

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The Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office says Williams was initially charged with second-degree murder, but received a 40-year prison term for his manslaughter plea, with a consecutive 15-year term for the attempted armed robbery. He will serve the latter term without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.

Williams was sentenced by Judge Ramona Emanuel.

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