DA announces sentencing in manslaughter, robbery cases

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District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington announced today the sentencing in two felony cases.

Marlon Rachal II, 21 of Natchitoches, pled guilty in November to one count of manslaughter. The guilty plea related to a March 2016 incident in which Rachal II and his father Marlon Rachal Sr. were involved in a verbal argument. The argument escalated into a physical altercation in which Rachal Sr. was shot and killed by Rachal II.

Tenth Judicial District Court Judge Desiree Dyess sentenced Rachal II, on Feb. 28, to 30 years in prison at hard labor in the custody of the Louisiana Department of Corrections. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Amanda McClung.

In a separate case, Arthur Isaac, 21 of Natchitoches, pled guilty in November to one count of armed robbery. The guilty plea related to a December 2015 robbery of Dollar General on University Parkway in Natchitoches.

Judge Dyess sentenced Isaac, on Feb. 28, to 13 years in prison at hard labor in the custody of the Louisiana Department of Corrections. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Amanda McClung.