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Crowley man convicted in shooting death that led to new, stronger domestic violence law

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A Crowley man was found guilty in the 2018 shooting death of his wife, Heather Mouton.

Demetric Savoy was found guilty Thursday after a weeklong trial for second-degree murder and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, according to a news release from 15th Judicial District Attorney Don Landry.

Second-degree murder carries a life sentence. He'll be formally sentenced by 15th Judicial District Judge David Smith at a later time.

Savoy was arrested in May 2018 shortly after 37-year-old Mouton was found dead in her Crowley home. She had been shot in the head, according to police. Three children were present at the time of the shooting.

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Mouton had a temporary restraining order against Savoy at the time of her death.

"She never met a stranger and would captivate all with her beautiful smile," her family wrote in her obituary in 2018.

Her death led to the passage of "Heather's Law" in 2019. The law requires local law enforcement officers to receive and review copies of protective orders and to inform victims that filing a protective order doesn't automatically press criminal charges.

Contact Ashley White at adwhite@theadvertiser.com or on Twitter @AshleyyDi.

This article originally appeared on Lafayette Daily Advertiser: Crowley man found guilty in wife's murder that led to Heather's Law