Two more Baton Rouge residents were indicted Wednesday in the June 30 shooting death of a man and wounding of another on College Drive.
An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Essence Dyson, 21, 1950 Government St., and Samuel Nicholas, 23, 5435 Oaklon Ave., with second-degree murder in the killing of Jordan Key, 18, and attempted second-degree murder in the wounding of a 19-year-old man.
Last week, the grand jury indicted Chattley Chesterfield, 18, 1454 Jordan St., on those same charges.
The shooting occurred shortly before 2:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of College Drive at the road’s intersection with Rabey Street, which is near Interstate 10, police have said.
Key was found dead in a car. Chesterfield fired several shots into the car, according to a warrant for his arrest.
Dyson and Nicholas would face automatic sentences of life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder.
Chesterfield, who was 17 at the time, would face a possible life sentence if found guilty of second-degree murder.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 25 that states, including Louisiana, cannot automatically impose life sentences without the possibility of parole on juveniles in murder cases. The high court said judges must consider a defendant’s youth, the nature of the crime and other factors before putting him behind bars with no hope for parole.
The case against Chesterfield, Dyson and Nicholas has been assigned to state District Judge Richard Anderson.
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