Conviction in Four Corners club murder
A Four Corners man was convicted in 16th Judicial District Court of second degree murder and other charges last week.
Quentin O. Lewis, 29, of 1414 Cypremort Road, was also convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in the death of D’Angelo Williams, 17, of Morgan City.
He has been previously convicted of simple robbery in Iberia Parish on March 9, 2009.
Court records indicate that just after midnight on May 16, 2012, Williams arrived with friends at Johnny Bo’s Nightclub in Four Corners.
They were approached by a single individual wearing a black mask and with a handgun apparently attempting to rob the group.
Shots were fired, and the group fled for the nightclub doors. Williams was hit by a single bullet to the head and died immediately, records show.
The shooter reportedly fled down Cypremort Road in the direction of Lewis’ residence, where police converged.
Police secured the scene and a black mask was recovered by St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies near the porch of the residence. The mask was tested for DNA at Acadiana Crime Lab and analysts reportedly matched the DNA to Lewis.
Also, witnesses reported seeing Lewis walking through the parking lot and gave descriptions of his clothing, which matched surveillance video from the club. The individual believed to be Lewis is shown on the video walking through the parking lot and then off-camera toward the victims prior to the shooting.
Witnesses also reported on May 17 that Lewis was at a New Iberia residence and left a gun there. He reportedly later asked the resident to dispose of the weapon. It was allegedly thrown into Bayou Teche near the Duperior Street Bridge in New Iberia on May 17.
Lewis was apprehended at another Iberia Parish residence that same day by Iberia and St. Mary Parish deputies. Divers recovered a .38 caliber revolver. The crime lab was able to determine that it fired the bullet that killed Williams.
The two-day trial ended Friday after the jury deliberated 45 minutes to return a unanimous guilty verdict. Judge James R. McClelland presided.
Lewis will be sentenced in July.
A conviction for second degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Vincent J. Borne.
“This case involved an act of senseless violence,” Borne said this morning. “Because of an excellent investigation by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, we were able to present a very strong case to the jury. The unanimous verdict was a just result based upon the collective weight of all the evidence. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of D’Angelo Williams.”