Man convicted over thrown beer bottle that broke jaw

SHEVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana jury has convicted a 23-year-old man of throwing a half-full beer bottle at another man in a bar, breaking the other man’s jaw and dislodging teeth.

The Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office says a six-person jury deliberated for 30 minutes on Wednesday before finding Caleb Heath Scheen, of Shreveport, guilty of aggravated battery.

News release said Scheen said he was defending himself

A news release says Scheen contended that he was defending himself when he threw the bottle on April 3, 2021. District Judge Donald Hathaway Jr. scheduled sentencing for Aug. 5.

Man convicted thrown beer bottle

The maximum sentence would be 10 years at hard labor. Defense attorney Charles Kammer did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment.