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Despite grand jury's ruling, Dejuan Guillory's family believes his death was not justified

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After learning an Evangeline Parish deputy will not face charges in Dejuan Guillory's death, his family still believes the shooting was not justified.   

Thursday, the family met with District Attorney Trent Brignac. While Brignac says the meeting was a "productive discussion," the family still has questions.

"All I know is that there's a grand injustice here," Guillory's mother Monica Fontenot said. "It's one sided and it's an injustice. My son is not here to tell his story." 

Guillory's mother is still stunned by the grand jury's decision, clearing the deputy who shot her son.
On Thursday, she and other relatives met with the Brignac. However, they left unsatisfied.

"They're saying his DNA was found on the gun," Fontenot emotionally said. " Of course if you get shot point blank in the back, you're DNA is going to be on there. There's blood splatters. You get shot in the back, of course you're going to have DNA on it." 

She added, "I still think that it's unjust without a doubt." 

Other relatives say the grand jury's ruling will harm the relationship between law enforcement and some members of the community.

"Just because it's a police officer it's okay, basically that's what they're saying here in Evangeline Parish," Guillory's cousin Shermain Arvie said. "Now these people (family) have to sit out here and endure all this pain, hurt, and emotions." 

Brignac said he will meet with the family again on Friday to discuss more about the investigation. 

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