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Man convicted of Slidell stabbing death & fire to serve 70 years in prison

Devin Baham sentenced to 70 years in prison for stabbing death & fire (Source: FOX 8) Devin Baham sentenced to 70 years in prison for stabbing death & fire (Source: FOX 8)
Devin Baham to serve 70 years in prison for death of Ashley King (Source: St. Tammany/Washington Parish District Attorney's Office) Devin Baham to serve 70 years in prison for death of Ashley King (Source: St. Tammany/Washington Parish District Attorney's Office)
COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) -


A judge sentenced a Slidell man to 70 years in prison for stabbing a woman to death and setting her apartment on fire to cover it up.

Devin Baham, 24, was convicted in May 2015. The crime happened on February 23, 2012. Ashley King was stabbed 13 times and set on fire in her Slidell home in the 200 block of Bayou Lane.

A judge sentenced Baham to 55 at hard labor on the manslaughter conviction, 15 years for aggravated arson and 10 years for obstruction of justice. The St. Tammany/Washington Parish district attorney's office says the arson and obstruction sentence will be served concurrently, but won't begin until after Baham serves his time for the manslaughter charge.

Two other defendants pleaded guilty for their roles in the crime. Andrew Sumner will be sentenced in late August. His wife, Katelyn Lusich, has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

The district attorney's office says the victim, Ashley King, sold pills to Sumner several times. They say Sumner and Baham plotted to rob her of drugs and money. Investigators say things escalated quickly when King became suspicious soon after the men entered her apartment.

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