A man convicted in Caddo District Court in December after he stabbed his girlfriend six times and left her to die on a city street has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.
Man nets 80 year sentence in 2015 murder attempt
Adam Laray Martin, 25, convicted of attempted second-degree murder December 7, 2017, had faced 10 to 50 years in prison at hard labor for the April 12, 2015 attack that left his victim, Jakare Fecunda, bleeding on Acadian Shores Drive in the Huntington Park neighborhood. She was found by a neighbor and rushed to University Health where she was hospitalized for three weeks with wounds to her head, an arm, back and abdomen. She underwent four surgeries, losing part of her liver and a kidney.
However, prosecutors filed a motion to sentence Martin as a multiple offender, due to a 2014 conviction for aggravated second-degree battery, a crime for which he was on probation at the time of his attack on Ms. Fecunda.
The motion was granted and on Monday, March 12, 2018, Caddo District Judge Brady D. OCallaghan sentenced Martin to 80 years, to be served consecutively with time remaining for the 2014 conviction. The sentence must be served without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.
Assistant District Attorneys Mekisha Smith Creal and Monique Y. Metoyer prosecuted, while Martin was defended by Mary Harried.