Jury convicts parish man of manslaughter in shooting

Published 2:00 pm Friday, April 5, 2019

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reported that a Washington Parish jury found Demario G. Warren, 33, of Franklinton, guilty Thursday of manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.

Warren faces up to 80 years in prison as a repeat offender when he is sentenced by District Judge William Burris on June 19.

Warren fatally shot Kiniaki Williams, 33, of Franklinton, on May 31, 2016, at a Franklinton residence. When officers of the Franklinton Police Department responded to the home, two other victims who witnessed the shooting were still there. They told officers that Warren shot Williams and demanded to know where Williams kept his money. The witnesses said Warren also pointed the gun at them and threatened to kill them if they called police.

After finding no money, Warren left in his girlfriend’s vehicle. When the police arrived at the scene, Williams was still alive but unresponsive. He later died from a gunshot wound to his upper extremities. Warren was arrested about two hours after the shooting.

Assistant District Attorney Jason Cuccia prosecuted the case with the assistance of Assistant District Attorney Shea Penton.