- Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette Parish grand jury has declined to indict a Youngsville business owner who shot and killed one of two New Iberia teenagers he caught burglarizing his firearms facility.

The grand jury report was released late Wednesday night.

Authorities say 46-year-old George Fournet shot the teens after confronting them during a Dec. 28 burglary.

Fournet killed 19-year-old Latorious Walker in the confrontation, also injuring 17-year-old passenger, Lamar Brooks.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1TpNJ2C) sheriff’s deputies had booked Fournet on a count of second-degree murder.

Brooks in April pleaded guilty to two counts of simple burglary in the incident. District Judge Marilyn Castle sentenced him to three years of supervised probation.

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


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