A week after a man accused of the attempted murder of an NOPD Officer went on trial, NOLA.com reports that the defendant accepted an agreement offered by the Orleans Parish District Attorney and pleaded guilty to a number of charges in exchange for a 45 year prison term.
The plea deal was accepted Tuesday by 36-year-old Cornelius Barthelemy.
Among other counts filed against him, Barthelemy was charged with attempted murder in the September 2014 shooting of Officer Jonathan Smith outside Gene's Po-Boys at the corner of Elysian Fields and St. Claude Avenue.
Smith was shot in the back and leg and was left partially disabled.
The six-year officer suffered a shattered femur from one bullet and partial paralysis from a second bullet wound near his spine.