Convicted Shreveport murderer sentenced to life in prison

Convicted Shreveport murderer sentenced to life in prison

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The man convicted late last month of second degree murder in the shooting death of Roshenna Crowder will spend the rest of his life in prison.

According to Caddo prosecutor Dale Cox, 29-year-old Demario Little was sentenced Wednesday morning to life in prison at hard labor without parole, probation or suspension of sentence. That's the mandatory sentence under Louisiana law for 2nd degree murder.

Cox says Little went into Crowder's house in the 6100 block of Fairfield Avenue in July 2011 with two other men to buy marijuana.

Instead of making the illicit transaction, however, Little pulled a gun on Crowder. Cox says Little chased her through the house and shot her boyfriend several times before fatally shooting her 6 times, once in the chest, and once in the head. Crowder's boyfriend, Donald Brown, survived.

Crowder's young children were in the house at the time.

The investigation initially involved two other men, but murder charges against them were eventually dropped. Little was found guilty on April 25 after a 3-day trial.

Little was remanded to CCC Wednesday morning following his formal sentencing and will be transferred to the custody of the department of corrections. The state will place him where they choose.

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