Huntsberry was facing at least life in prison on two separate counts of second degree murder charges.
He first pled not guilty to second degree murder charges. But before the trial began recently in the Vermilion Parish Courthouse on one of his murders, Huntsberry changed his plea to guilty and the second degree murder charge was amended to manslaughter for both charges.
His attorney Edward Marquet and the state’s attorney Stanton Hardee III agreed to the plea.
Hardee said he met with the victims’ families to get their approval of the plea agreement.
He said he wanted to make sure Huntsberry will spend time in jail for the crimes.
Huntsberry was sentenced to 10 years hard labor for each murder. The judge ordered the sentence for each murder to run concurrent. He will have to serve 85 percent of the sentence or 8.5 years in prison.
The two murders happened in different towns within seven months of each other.
The first murder occurred in the Tikki Bar in Abbeville in 2009. Huntsberry, who was 17 at the time, shot and killed Maurice DeShawn Broussard in the bar. He was shot by a gun in the stomach by Huntsberry.
Seven months later, Huntsberry was arrested for the murder of Kevin Robinson of Kaplan. Huntsberry shot Robinson during a home-invasion robbery.
No gun was ever recovered from either shooting.
Ramondo Brown also pled guilty to principal to manslaughter in the shooting of Robinson. He received 7.5 years in prison.