LSU bomb threat suspect pleads guilty

LSU bomb threat suspect pleads guilty
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 3:51pm

William Bouvay will likely spend 28 years in prison for calling a false bomb threat to LSU last year.

Bouvay pleaded guilty to one count of communicating false information of a planned bombing on school property.

He placed a phone call to 911 on September 17, 2012, stating there were three bombs on LSU's campus that would detonate within two hours. After all people were evacuated from campus, police officers swept the campus and found no explosives.

Detectives traced the 911 call to Bouvay's home, and after he was arrested, he admitted to making the threat.

As part of Bouvay's plea agreement, Judge Louis Daniel may sentence him to no less than 12 years, eight months in prison, and no more than 40 years. The state recommended 28 years, to which Bouvay agreed. Judge Daniel may submit a longer sentence, but Bouvay would have the option to reject it and go to trial.

Bouvay was previously convicted of two other felonies, qualifying him as a habitual offender. The charge Bouvay pled to typically carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. For habitual offenders, the sentencing guideline changes to no less than two-thirds of the maximum and no more than twice the maximum.

The Office of Probation and Parole will conduct an investigation into Bouvay's life and character, the results of which will help determine his sentence.

Bouvay's sentencing hearing has been set for June 28, 2013. He will remain in jail without bond until that time.

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