- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

GRETNA, La. (AP) - An 18-year-old man accused of shooting a father and son in the living room of their Metairie home last year is scheduled to stand trial on May 9.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (https://bit.ly/1QTeNda) Judge Raymond Steib set the date Monday during a court hearing.

Dexter Allen pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and 19 counts of simple burglary. Authorities say he and his accused accomplice, 18-year-old Haraquon Degruy, were burglarizing vehicles in Metairie on April 22 when Allen slipped into the home of 56-year-old David Pence.

Authorities say Allen shot Pence and the couple’s 25-year-old son, Nicholas. He then fled with Degruy.

Degruy was charged with two counts of being a principal to second-degree murder and 19 counts of simple burglary. On Oct. 21, she was declared incompetent to stand trial.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com

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