Seth Fontentot is a free man as Austin Rivault Act moves through legislature
Posted on 5/16/2016 3:41:00 AM.

Seth Fontenot of Lafayette is a free man after spending 10 months behind bars for the shooting death 15-year-old Austin Rivault. Many people thought his sentence was too lenient after he was convicted of manslaughter. Lafayette Sen. Page Cortez has a bill that says if you commit a felony with a gun that results in a fatality, you should at least spend 3 years in prison.

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Seth Fontenot to be re-sentenced today
Posted on 7/23/2015 3:33:00 AM.
Today, Seth Fontenot will be re-sentenced on his manslaughter and aggravated battery conviction in a 2013 shooting that killed 15-year-old Austin Rivault and injured two others.  In July, Fontenot was sentenced to 3 years at hard labor with all but 13 months suspended.
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Lafayette DA plans to appeal sentence handed down to Seth Fontenot
Posted on 7/8/2015 4:14:00 PM.
The Lafayette Parish District Attorney will seek through an appeal to have 21-year-old Seth Fontenot spend more than 13 months in prison for the shooting death of a 15-year-old. Fontentot was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for a manslaughter conviction, but most of the sentence was suspended.
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Seth Fontenot found guilty of manslaughter, not first-degree murder
Posted on 3/25/2015 6:42:00 PM.
Fontenot was on trial for the shooting death of 15-year-old Austin Rivault and the injuring of two others. The defendant claimed he fired to scare the teens who he thought were breaking into his truck. The prosecution argued the shooting was intentional and denied the victims were up to no good. 
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Jury selection begins today in Seth Fontenot trial
Posted on 3/17/2015 3:33:00 AM.
Jury selection begins today in Lafayette in the first-degree murder trial of Seth Fontenot, accused of a 2013 shooting that killed 15-year old Austin Rivault and injured two others.  Fontenot claims he fired to scare the teens, who he thought were breaking into his truck, not to hurt them.  

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Jury selection begins in murder trial of 19-year-old Lafayette man
Posted on 11/12/2013 5:56:00 AM.
Jury selection begins today in Lafayette, in the murder trial of 19-year-old Seth Fontenot, who's accused of shooting and killing one person and wounding two others. Legal analyst Tim Meche says the defense maintains that Fontenot never intended to kill anyone, but was firing at those who'd tried to break into his vehicle.
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