Donaldsonville Man Found Guilty of 2nd Degree Murder

          On September 22, 2017, Michael LeBlanc of Donaldsonville, LA., age 35, was found guilty by the Honorable Judge Alvin Turner Jr. on the charge of 2nd Degree Murder. LeBlanc, who waived his right to a trial by jury was found guilty after two days of testimony in connection with the 2014 shooting death of 37-year-old Adoriji Wilson, also of Donaldsonville.  LeBlanc was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Kenneth Dupaty and Shawn Bush. 

          Shortly before midnight on June 1, 2014, deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the 900 block of Elizabeth St. in Donaldsonville after reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies located the body of Adoriji Wilson on the front porch of a residence. Wilson, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his body, was pronounced deceased on scene.  

          Detectives learned through the course of an extensive investigation that a male subject wearing a green slicker suit walked up to a residence where multiple subjects were sitting on a porch. The subject pointed a 9mm handgun at Wilson and fired approximately 16 gunshots into his body. The subject then fled the area. Upon canvasing the crime scene and interviewing numerous potential witnesses, detectives identified LeBlanc as a suspect. A warrant of arrest was issued for LeBlanc, and he was subsequently arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.

          Upon rendering a guilty verdict, Judger Turner ordered that formal sentencing be deferred to a later date. It should be noted that the crime of 2nd Degree Murder carries a mandatory life sentence. No date has been set for LeBlanc’s sentencing hearing at the time of this release.  

          LeBlanc remains incarcerated and is currently serving an 18-year prison sentence for a 2015 conviction for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.