Trevis LaDavion Baudoin, 20, will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of a 17-year-old in Waxahachie.
Baudoin took part in a shooting that claimed the life of Waxahachie resident Gabriel Richie, 17, in November 2017 near Shackelford Elementary School.
The Red Oak resident accepted the plea agreement offered in September by Tarrant County Assistant Criminal District Attorney Timothy Rogers. Rogers was appointed as special prosecutor in the case.
The indictment stated Baudoin and Jude Shawn Vaughn shot Richie while in the course of an armed robbery. Vaughn’s case has not gone before the court as of press time.
Waxahachie Police officers were dispatched to the home in the 200 block of Cambridge Street at 9:21 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2017. Upon arrival, the responding officers found Richie dead inside the house.
Then-Waxahachie Police Lt. Todd Woodruff told the Daily Light at the time, “A neighbor approached officers and reported hearing what sounded like a firecracker at about 6:10 p.m. The neighbor then observed the victim get out of a dark-colored car and run inside his home.”
The body was initially found by an acquaintance that was asked to check on him after Richie’s mother had grown concerned, as she was unable to contact him.
Baudoin remains in custody at the Wayne McCollum Detention Center pending his transfer to a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility. As part of the agreement, Baudoin waved his right to appeal.
Vaughn remains in custody at the detention center with a $300,000 bond. His trial is set to take place Jan. 4, 2019. Records from the Ellis County Clerks Office show that the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office has agreed to waive the death penalty in the punishment phase in the event Vaughn is found guilty.
In a separate unsettled trial, Vaughn also faces a charge of criminal attempt-sexual assault. The indictment states Vaughn allegedly exposed himself to a victim on May 10, 2016. The final pre-trial hearing in the sexual assault case is set for Feb. 8, 2019.