Convicted killer arrested after being set free in Nov.

The U.S. Marshall’s Office located and arrested a man convicted of a 2014 homicide who was recently released after never being formally sentenced for the murder.

Michael Leblanc, 41, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshall Fugitive Task Force on Dec. 28 in New Orleans.

LeBlanc was convicted of second-degree murder in 2017, a conviction that comes with a mandatory life sentence. He was convicted of murdering 37-year-old Adoriji Wilson.

Officials say Leblanc was arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where he was incarcerated until 2017 when he was released to a neighboring parish’s sheriff’s office with a detainer since Leblanc was still waiting for sentencing for the 2nd-degree murder conviction.

During this investigation, detectives learned that when Leblanc finished serving time on unrelated charges, he was released from the Riverbend Detention Center on Nov. 30 instead of being sent to Ascension Parish to await sentencing for the murder.

Officials say within the last day, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office received information that Leblanc was recently seen in Donaldsonville.

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