Paincourtville Man Found Guilty of Attempted Manslaughter in Connection with 2021 Stabbing

Published 12:10 pm Friday, August 5, 2022

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On August 4, 2022, an Assumption Parish Jury found 40-year-old Justin Fair of 171 Myles St. Paincourtville, LA guilty of Attempted Manslaughter. Fair was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Steven Tureau.

          On March 27, 2021, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an area business in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, deputies learned that the suspect had fled the area and the victim was being transported to a nearby hospital. Detectives responded and during the investigation learned that the suspect parked his vehicle in front of the victim’s vehicle. The two male subjects exited their respective vehicles and approached one another where a verbal argument ensued. It was at this time that the suspect identified as Justin Fair stabbed the victim in the chest. Fair then fled the area. Detectives were able to obtain video surveillance footage from the business which corroborated victim and witness statements. A warrant of arrest was issued for Fair who was subsequently arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.

          Upon the jury rendering a guilty verdict in this matter, sentencing was deferred to a later date pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation. Fair faces up to 20 years in state prison.

 Submitted by Public Information Officer Tyler Cavalier for 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky L. Babin.