- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge grand jury has indicted a 21-year-old Baton Rouge man in the fatal July 31 shooting of a man during what police deemed a drug deal that turned deadly.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1gmKwBj ) Ameer Laymon was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in the killing of 23-year-old Gregory Short, also of Baton Rouge.

Prosecutors say Laymon is accused of arranging and being present for the marijuana transaction that led to the slaying of Short.

Laymon faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder.

The case has been assigned to state District Judge Trudy White.

It was unclear whether Laymon has an attorney.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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