Posted: Mar 28, 2013 1:10 PM by Tina Macias and Chris Welty
Updated: Mar 28, 2013 3:28 PM
The attorney of accused killer Seth Fontenot is questioning the validity of the grand jury indictment that charged Fontenot with one count of first degree murder and two counts of attempted second degree murder.
Fontenot is accused of shooting at a truck with three teenagers inside, killing 15-year-old Austin Rivault, a St. Thomas More student on Feb. 10.
In in court documents filed Wednesday, Thomas Guilbeau, Fontenot's attorney, questions the process used to select grand jurors that indicted Fontenot.
During a court hearing today, district Judge Kristan Earles today gave Guilbeau 30 days to research his suspicions. During that time, Guilbeau could decide to file a motion to quash -- ask that the court invalidate the indictment.
In court documents, Guilbeau questions whether grand jurors' backgrounds were properly vetted. He also notes that there is no transcript or recording of the juror selection and questions what type of judge should have presided over the selection.