Jackson convicted of murder in White Castle party shooting

Tyler Jackson has been found guilty of second-degree murder for a 2018 shooting during a party in White Castle, according to District Attorney Tony Clayton. An Iberville Parish jury reached the guilty verdict on Wednesday (Feb. 29) after a three-day trial.

Jackson and Thailan Raekwon “Monkey” Cutno, 21, 42032 Cannon Rd, Gonzales La 70737 were both at a party at the White Castle Community Center on April 7, 2018 when Jackson saw Cutno talk to a woman that he had been pursuing, went behind Cutno and hit him with the butt of his gun. When Cutno’s friends tried to defend him, Jackson shot Cutno twice. Jackson fled the scene, but was apprehended in Baton Rouge three days later.

Jackson was identified as the shooter in a photo line-up, and his cell phone text messages revealed messages that were incriminating, including one message sent by Jackson shortly after the murder stating, “Bruddha I got myself a soul.”

18th Judicial District Court Judge Batiste presided over the trial of Jackson, 24, of 55160 Boudreaux St., White Castle, La. The mandatory sentence for second degree murder is life imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

“This is another case of senseless violence that impacted many people,” said District Attorney Clayton. “It will not be tolerated. We will get them convicted, and they will go to prison. I’ll say it again: put down the guns.”