Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Lisa Cartier Giroux
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - With his attorney by his side and his family behind him in court, Jules Snead, pleaded guilty to killing his own sister.
The Snead, 21, was charged with second degree manslaughter after a July 2, 2012 altercation with Jericka Snead ended in gunfire.
Before Jefferson County District Court Judge Judith Bartholomew, Snead agreed he pulled a gun on his then 24-year-old sister and fired, striking the woman in her leg.
Jericka Snead died from her injuries.
The second degree manslaughter felony charge comes with a penalty of five to ten years in prison.
"Our recommendation is that he serve a period of seven-and-a-half years in prison," said Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Lisa Cartier Giroux. "The Commonwealth is objecting to either shock or straight probation."
Giroux said both forms of probation are eligible in second degree manslaughter cases if granted by a judge.
"If he is granted either, we are recommending that the sentence be the maximum sentence possible under the law, which is ten years," said Cartier Giroux.
Snead will remain on house arrest until he returns to Jefferson County District Court for sentencing on August 27 at 9:15 a.m.