DA announces jury trial conviction in homicide case

District Attorney, Billy Joe Harrington announced this week of the jury trial conviction in a Natchitoches homicide case in the 10th Judicial District Court.

Onterio Pier, 29 of Natchitoches, was convicted by a jury of negligent homicide. The guilty verdict relates to a shooting that occurred in 2020 in Natchitoches. Pier was charged with the shooting of his domestic partner during an argument.

In the trial, the jury concluded that Pier negligently handled and fired one shot from a handgun during the argument and causing the death of the victim.

District Court Judge Lala Sylvester presided over the case and set a sentencing date for May 30.

Assistant District Attorneys J. Chris Guillet and Jason Methvin prosecuted the case.