Gonzales Man Pleads Guilty in Connection with 2019 Homicide

Published 6:49 am Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Last week, Reese Plaisance of 11201 Triche Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 34, pled guilty to Manslaughter. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors in connection with the 2019 stabbing death of 37-year-old Lyndon Lively. Plaisance was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Leila Braswell, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets.

 On May 17, 2019, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in the area of Weber City Rd. Gonzales in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies located a male subject suffering from a stab wound and learned that there was not a shooting. Detectives arrived, processed the scene, and began interviewing witnesses. Detectives learned that Lively had showed up at the residence and was asked to leave. Lively, who had a flat tire on his vehicle, asked for help to change the tire. While changing the tire, Reese Plaisance approached Lively, and for an unknown reason stabbed Lively in the chest. Lively ran to a neighboring residence where an individual called 911. Lively was transported to an area hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Plaisance was apprehended and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail. In a statement to detectives, Plaisance admitted to stabbing Lively.

 Upon entering a guilty plea pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Reese Plaisance was sentenced to 25 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

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