Today, April 8, Judge Kendrick Guidry sentenced Jason Lee Lopez, 38, Highlands, Tx, to 40 years in prison at hard labor on one (1) count Manslaughter; and 20 years in prison at hard labor on one (1) count Racketeering. Both of these sentences are to run consecutive, for a total of 60 years in prison, without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.
In 2017, Lopez was accused of killing a man and dumping his body in a Louisiana field. Lopez was also accused of being a debt collector for a high-profile drug distributor.
Assistant District Attorneys Charles Robinson and Taylor Alexander prosecuted the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.