METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - The District Attorney's office in Jefferson Parish announced today that Ronald Bowman of Metairie pleaded guilty as charged and received a 15-year sentence for his role in last October's aggravated burglary.
The case involved the brutal beating of a 61-year-old woman inside her Metairie home. The burglary happened in the 3500 block of Bissonet Drive.
Deputies say the three men forced their way into the house after posing as repairmen. They beat the victim before they stole her wallet and cash.
Bowman is the last of three men who pleaded guilty. The others are Allen Narcisse and Jerry McCall. During today's sentencing, the victim appeared to forgive Bowman, as she did during recent court hearings of his accomplices. As she sat in the front row in the courtroom's gallery, she told Bowman, "God bless you, and I'll keep you in my prayers." Bowman, like his cohorts, apologized to the woman with the reply, "God bless you, too."
Narcisse, 38, of Kenner, was sentenced on Monday to 20 years in prison. He pleaded guilty last month to aggravated burglary, aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest by force or violence.
McCall, 29, of Westwego, pleaded guilty on March 17 to aggravated burglary and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.