A St. Landry Parish grand jury handed up three indictments in connection with shooting deaths today.
Darron Carter, 21, was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the December 2017 death of Tyrie Fredericks.
He is the second person indicted in connection with Fredericks’ shooting. Also indicted on a charge of second-degree murder is Rontreal Prejean, 18, of Lafayette. Fredericks was killed and three others were shot after a fight outside the Southeast Neighborhood Center on City Avenue where Prejean was performing at a Christmas party.
If convicted on the second-degree murder charge, Carter faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.
Also on Monday, the grand jury indicted Ray Anthony Rubin, 25, on a count of second degree murder and attempted second degree murder in connection with a shooting in March.
At the time, police said two intruders broke into the home of Jazman Aaron and his brother and opened fire. They killed Aaron and shot his brother in the hip.
If convicted, Rubin faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence on the murder charge, and a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum of 50 years on the attempted murder charge.
Lastly, the grand jury handed up the indictment of Fanuel Charles Aaron Jr., 44, in the shooting death of Ricky Freeman Sr. in April.
Aaron was indicted on a charge of negligent homicide. At the time, police say they found the body of Freeman, 46, in the street near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Common Street. He had been shot once in the chest.
If convicted, Aaron faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison.