Grand jury indicts 17-year-old in Feb. 13 shooting death of teen

A Baton Rouge teenager was indicted Wednesday in the Feb. 13 shooting death of another teen during an armed robbery outside a Sharp Lane apartment complex.

Tramion Catherine, 17, was charged by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury with second-degree murder in the killing of Timothy Thomas, 18, at the Park East Apartments just north of Florida Boulevard.

The grand jury, however, took no action against a second Baton Rouge teen — Marchristerpher Corney, 18 — previously arrested and booked in the case on a count of principal to first-degree murder.

Catherine, 10843 Goodwood Blvd., could face a sentence of life in prison without parole if convicted of second-degree murder. The indictment says Catherine also is known as “TJuan” and “KJuan.”

An arrest warrant alleges Catherine and Corney, 1323 Casa Loma Drive, met Thomas at the apartment complex and robbed him of money and drugs at gunpoint.

Catherine fatally shot Thomas several times when he tried to flee, the warrant states. Afterward, Catherine and Corney fled the scene together, the warrant says.

Catherine’s case has been assigned to state District Judge Richard Anderson.

Catherine already is scheduled to stand trial Sept. 8 in state District Judge Tony Marabella’s courtroom on an attempted second-degree murder charge stemming from an October 2012 shooting. He was out on bond on that charge at the time of the February shooting.

The Oct. 16, 2012, shooting occurred at Chateau De Ville Condominiums, which are across the street from the Park East Apartments.

Catherine was 15 at the time of the 2012 shooting and was initially booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Detention Center. A judge granted a motion to transfer Catherine’s case to state District Court so he could be tried as an adult, and he was transferred to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in March 2013.