Man found guilty in 2020 murder of West Monroe resident, faces life in prison

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Published: Oct. 25, 2022 at 1:06 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - A verdict has been reached in the murder trial of a man accused of killing a West Monroe resident in 2020.

The jury unanimously found Lester Ramsey, Jr. guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Cadarion Buggs, 21.

Police say Ramsey told them he hit Buggs in the head with a hammer after an argument, wrapped his body in a rug and dumped him in an alley in Monroe.

Ramsey will be sentenced in December and faces life in prison.