Pleads guilty to in stabbing death of Las Vegas man
Jayson Bynum, the St. Rose man arrested last September and charged with the murder of Brentley Anderson, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter.
Bynum withdrew his not guilty plea after reaching a deal last week.
District Judge Emile St. Pierre accepted the plea in which the manslaughter charge was amended from the original charge of second-degree murder.
He received credit for time served and was given notice of a two-year prescriptive period for post-conviction relief. Bynum was remanded to the custody of the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office for the remainder of his sentence.
In September of 2015, Anderson was found dead with severe lacerations on his right arm and a four-inch wound on his chest. He was unresponsive when medics arrived.
According to court documents, witnesses at the Bynum residence told police Bynum, 32, and Anderson, 38, got into a heated argument earlier in the night when Anderson, a family friend visiting from Las Vegas, asked Bynum if he had gone through his book bag. Anderson maintained money was missing, which led to an argument. A family member intervened and broke up the argument.
A family witness described Bynum as becoming irate at Anderson’s question and reported he was “talking out of his head,” The witness said he could be heard “hyping himself up in the bathroom.”
Later that night, Bynum’s grandmother found Anderson lying on her bed and screamed out, alerting the rest of the family. Sheriff’s Office deputies reportedly found a large amount of blood on the living room sofa and floor, according to court records.
Deputies also located Bynum, who walked to an officer and put his hands behind his back to be cuffed without prompting.