"Mark Gautreau, 50, pleaded guilty today
in federal court in New Orleans for shooting two men on the Bonnet Carre
Spillway in St. Charles Parish, La., on Aug. 20, 2006, announced the
Department of Justice. In the factual basis supporting his plea, Gautreau admitted that he was
in the parking lot near his truck when he told a bystander that he
intended to “shoot some Mexicans.”
Gautreau admitted he then loaded ammunition into his 12-gauge shotgun, and drove off.
Gautreau also admitted that, once he reached the area where
four Hispanic men were fishing, he got out of his truck and fired his
shotgun one time.
The shotgun blast hit two of the Hispanic men, who suffered injuries that required hospitalization.
Gautreau admitted that the four Hispanic men did not shoot at
him or threaten him in any way that would require him to defend himself." - DOJ, Nov. 3, 2011.