Ahkemon Bardell, Jr., found guilty of Second-Degree Murder

Published 2:38 pm Friday, March 18, 2022

Edgard, Louisiana – March 18, 2022 – After a three-day trial before a twelve-person St. John the Baptist Parish Jury, Defendant Ahkemon Bardell, Jr., was found guilty of Second-Degree

Murder for the killing of Andrew Jasmin.  The trial was presided over by Judge J. Sterling Snowdy.

The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Bridget A. Dinvaut’s office with Assistant District Attorney Henri Dufresne leading the prosecution assisted by Assistant District Attorney Christopher Cortez.

On February 13, 2017, Akhemon Bardell, Jr., entered the house of Andrew Jasmin while his three co-conspirators waited for a call to enter the victim’s home.  Bardell eventually shot the victim multiple times before the group ransacked the house and stole items from the victim.

At trial, evidence obtained by Detective Brandon Barlow with the St. John Parish Sheriff’s office was presented by the District Attorney’s Office that showed Bardell’s planning and perpetration of the armed robbery and murder.  911 calls received on the night of the shooting, cell phone records, and surveillance video located on a nearby residence proved the timeline of the events that led to the murder of Andrew Jasmin.

As a result of this conviction, Bardell faces a mandatory life sentence without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.