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Convicted murderer in St. Tammany Parish to be sentenced later this month

COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) -

A sentencing hearing has been set for July 27 for Bobby Isidore, 21, of Slidell, who was convicted last week of second degree murder. 

Isidore's conviction carries a mandatory life sentence.

A St. Tammany Parish jury deliberated about 1 ½ hours on Thursday (July 9) before finding Isidore guilty for his role in the murder of 22-year-old Leighton Powe  Jr., who thought he was meeting a group of men behind a store in Slidell on Sept. 7, 2013, to sell marijuana.

Instead, police say Isidore and several accomplices planned to rob Powe of the drugs and cash.

Prosecutors identified the triggerman as Felix Adams, who was sentenced in April to life in prison plus 20 years for his convictions on second degree murder and obstruction of justice. 

During his four-day trial last week before District Judge Allison Penzato, Isidore admitted his role in the robbery plot, but said he was surprised when Adams shot Powe point-blank in the head. 

Isidore's attorneys asked the jury to return with a manslaughter conviction.

The jury ultimately rejected Isidore's version of events and instead found him guilty of second-degree murder.

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