Judge M. Lauren Lemmon sentenced Jakorey Williams to life in prison without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence for the 2017 second-degree murder of Anthony Fletcher.
Williams was convicted in April of this year after an eight and a half day jury trial that resulted in the unanimous verdict. Williams, 21, was arrested on May I, 2018 following a homicide investigation conducted by the St. Charles Parish Sheriffs Office. The case was prosecuted by Julie Cullen and Rochelle Champagne Fahrig.
Anthony Fletcher’s sister addressed the defendant and the court before sentencing, delivering an impact statement detailing the victim as son, brother and father prior to his murder.
“The sentence imposed in this matter is the only just conclusion to this case,” said District Attorney Joel T. Chaisson II. “The prosecution of this case presented many challenges and as a result of the diligence and hard work of the St. Charles Parish Sheriffs Office and the prosecution team, a conviction was secured paving the way for the sentence that was handed down. There are no winners in this case, the victim’s family has lost their son, brother and father and the young defendant will spend the rest of his life in jail. However, public safety is my paramount consideration and this prosecution and sentence ensure that Jakorey Williams will never be able to perpetrate another crime in St. Charles Parish.”