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Two men indicted in slaying of Garon Lewis

Photo Courtesy of the Lewis Family
Posted at 3:04 PM, May 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-12 17:06:32-04

Two men have been indicted in the August 2019 slaying of Garon Lewis.

Lewis, who was a 17-year-old high school senior when he died, was the son of Iberia Parish politician and current school board member Raymond "Shoe-Do" Lewis.

On Wednesday, a grand jury handed up indictments against Travis Layne Jr. and Bryson JohnLewis in connection with the shooting death of Lewis. Both men were indicted on charges of Principal to Second-Degree Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Second-Degree Murder.

District Attorney Bo Duhe said he wanted to recognize the work of Assistant District Attorney Alister Charrie, who is prosecuting this complicated case.

After the slaying, New Iberia Police identified several other suspects in the case. The decision on charges against the remaining defendants is still pending, officials say.

Lewis was found dead in a vehicle that was parked on Audry Street at its intersection with Rene Street on August 16, 2019.

Lewis had recently started his senior year at New Iberia Senior High school. He was set to be quarterback for the Yellowjackets. Following the shooting, Lewis' family said they believed he was targeted and those responsible for the crime knew him.