Devin Myers’ killer sentenced

Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 10:58 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The teenager found guilty of murdering fellow teen and Huntington High basketball star, Devin Myers, was sentenced Monday, March 27.

Shamichael Pearson, 19, was found guilty of murder on March 9 after the jury deliberated for less than an hour. Pearson was given life in prison in connection with Myers’ death. Pearson will serve this sentence without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. The Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office says at least 10 members of Myers’ family were in court Monday morning. Members of Pearson’s family were also present.

Pearson was sentenced by Caddo District Judge Chris Victory.

Back in March of 2022, Pearson shot and killed Myers in the Queensborough neighborhood. Myers was found dead on the street near his house one day after his 17th birthday. He was shot about 13 times in the back.