Jury convicts Edgard man of attempted second degree murder

Published 12:13 am Wednesday, November 8, 2017

EDGARD — By identical 10-2 margins, a St. John the Baptist Parish jury found Corey Bartholomew, 26, of Edgard guilty Thursday evening of attempted second degree murder and aggravated criminal damage to property.

Judge E. Jeffrey Perilloux ordered a pre-sentence investigation for Bartholomew and set sentencing for Jan. 6, according to the St. John Clerk of Court’s office, which said the verdict was read at 5:17 p.m., with Court adjourning at 5:25 p.m. Thursday.

The ruling culminated a trial that began Oct. 30 and followed a violent altercation that took place the night of Dec. 13, 2015, in the 200 block of Edgard’s East 6th Street.

St. John Sheriff’s Office’s deputies said the nighttime shooting took place in the street near a popular lounge.

Authorities said Bartholomew of Edgard turned himself in to detectives the next day at the Criminal Investigations Division.

Police said the shooting left a St. Charles Parish man with a gunshot wound to his neck, describing the victim as a 26-year-old Killona man, who was initially treated at a residence in the 200 block of East 14th Street in Edgard.

Emergency medical services took the victim to a New Orleans-area hospital for treatment.

According to the Clerk of Court’s office, prosecutors offered Bartholomew a plea agreement that came with a 10-year sentence that was rejected.