Teens sentenced to prison after crash that killed HHS student

The two teenagers accused of involvement in last summer’s fatal accident causing the death of a Hahnville teen were recently sentenced to serve time in prison.

Fredrick Jackson, 18, of New Orleans, pleaded guilty to a charge of negligent homicide and was sentenced to five years in prison, the first three of which to be served immediately without benefit of probation, parole or suspension. Two years are deferred and he received credit for time served.

Bailey Picou, 18, of Luling, pleaded guilty to a charge of accessory after the fact to vehicular homicide. He was sentenced to five years imprisonment, 3-1/2 of those years deferred, and he received credit for time served.

The two were accused of fleeing the scene of a June 29 automobile accident that resulted in the death of Hahnville student Bailee Winters, who was found ejected from an overturned vehicle on River Park Road. Jackson was the driver of the vehicle, with Picou and Winters riding as passengers. The vehicle left the road and hit a ditch before flipping onto its roof.

Winters was partially ejected from the back seat and pronounced dead on the scene.

Police were led to Jackson via the vehicle’s registration. According to Picou’s arrest report, phone texts linked him to Winters on the night of the accident, the two making plans to meet.

Both Jackson and Picou withdrew initial pleas of not guilty.Jackson was fined $2,000 and must pay court costs, a monthly supervision fee of $65 and a reimbursement of $450 to the public defender’s office.

Picou earned three years active probation. He must pay a $500 fine plus court costs and a $450 reimbursement to the public defender’s office.

Both will be ordered to pay a monthly supervision fee of $65 and attend a victim impact panel. Each will also undergo evaluation for substance abuse treatment.

 

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