Two men convicted of killing teen in front of his Lafayette home

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- Two men have been convicted to manslaughter charges after pleading guilty to killing a 17-year-old Lafayette Parish resident.

Today, District Attorney Keith Stutes announced the convictions of Gabriel Breaux and Demonte Prier.

Breaux pleaded guilty on March 21, 2019. Prier pleaded guilty on April 1, 2019.

On December 5, 2017, Gabriel Breaux and Demonte Prier killed Da’Ni’Cea Maze in front of his home on Pillette Drive in Lafayette Parish.

Both Breaux and Prier will be sentenced at a later date after a pre-sentence investigation, Stutes’ office said.

Both defendants face a possible sentence of up to 40 years at hard labor.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Roya S. Boustany. Detective Marion Borel with the Lafayette Police Department investigated. Judge Patrick Michot presided over the matter.

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