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Grand jury declines to indict two in unrelated deaths

Posted: 4:41 PM, Jul 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-18 17:41:57-04

A Lafayette Parish grand jury has declined to indict a teenager in a March shooting death, and also has declined to indict a Lafayette man in the stabbing death of his stepson. 

In the first case , Jeremiah Robertson, 17, was accused of shooting Isaiah Robert, 20, who was found shot inside a car. Police arrested Robertson, saying that the two had been fighting outside a barber shop and then started shooting at each other. Robertson was injured, police said. He was booked with second-degree murder. 

The grand jury declined to indict him on that charge, records show.  As of late Wednesday, Robertson remained in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

In the second case , Lawrence Allen, 38, was booked with manslaughter in connection with the January stabbing death of Javian Williams, 17. Williams, who was a student at Northside High, was Allen’s stepson. 

The grand jury declined to indict Allen on the manslaughter charge, records show. Allen was not in LPCC late Monday, records show.