APPEAL FROM THE TWENTY-FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH
OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 12-121, DIVISION
"M" HONORABLE HENRY G. SULLIVAN, JR., JUDGE
PLAINTIFF/APPELLEE, STATE OF LOUISIANA Paul D. Connick, Jr.
Terry M. Boudreaux Juliet L. Clark
DEFENDANT/APPELLANT, JEREMY C. JULIEN Prentice L. White
DEFENDANT/APPELLANT, JEREMY C. JULIEN In Proper Person
composed of Judges Marc E. Johnson, Robert A. Chaisson, and
Jessie M. LeBlanc, Judge Pro Tempore
AS AMENDED; MATTER REMANDED WITH INSTRUCTIONS; MOTION TO
A. CHAISSON JUDGE.
Jeremy C. Julien, appeals several felony convictions and
sentences, as well as his multiple offender adjudication and
enhanced sentence. For the reasons that follow, we affirm
defendant's convictions, his multiple offender
adjudication, the sentence as amended herein on count three,
and the sentences imposed on the remaining counts, including
the enhanced sentence. We remand the matter however for
correction of errors patent as noted herein. In addition, we
grant appellate counsel's motion to withdraw as attorney
of record for defendant.
March 22, 2012, the Jefferson Parish Grand Jury returned an
indictment charging defendant with second degree murder, in
violation of La. R.S. 14:30.1 (count one); distribution of
heroin, in violation of La. R.S. 40:966(A) (count two);
possession with intent to distribute heroin, in violation of
La. R.S. 40:966(A) (count three); possession of a firearm by
a convicted felon, in violation of La. R.S. 14:95.1 (count
four); and possession of hydrocodone, in violation of La.
R.S. 40:967(C) (count five). At the March 23, 2012
arraignment, defendant pled not guilty to the charged
offenses. Defendant thereafter filed pre-trial motions,
including motions to suppress evidence, statement, and
identification. On July 19, 2012, the trial court heard and
denied the motions to suppress.
September 17, 2014, the State amended count one of the
indictment to charge defendant with manslaughter, a violation
of La. R.S. 14:31. On that same day, defendant withdrew his
not guilty pleas and, after being advised of his rights, pled
guilty to count one as amended and guilty as charged to
counts two through five. In accordance with the plea
agreement, the trial court sentenced defendant to the
following terms of imprisonment: thirty years at hard labor
on count one (manslaughter); forty years at hard labor with
the first five years to be served without benefit of
probation, parole, or suspension of sentence on counts two
(distribution of heroin) and three (possession with intent to
distribute heroin); ten years at hard labor without benefit
of probation, parole, or suspension of ...