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Grand jury indicts four in slayings; rejects charges in fourth case

Posted at 4:34 PM, Jul 29, 2020

A Lafayette Parish grand jury handed up four indictments in three slayings today, but rejected charges in a fourth case.

Jada Juge, 28, of Duson, is accused of hit and run resulting in death in the March 29 death of Jason Francis. Juge is accused of driving a vehicle involved in an accident who didn't stop. Francis, 45, was struck in the parking lot of a North University Avenue convenience store. He was transported to a hospital with critical injuries and died this morning. To read our story about the case, click here.

Jacoby Senegal, 34, of Rayne is accused of second-degree murder in the November 2019 death of Billie Jo Michelle Touchet. Touchet's shooting initially was reported as an attempted suicide. To read our story, click here.

Donta Demonie Francis, 36, of Scott, and Korel Francis, 18, of Lafayette, are accused of first-degree murder in the January slaying of Shenard Simmons. They're also accused of aggravated burglary and armed robbery. Simmons was shot during a home invasion in Duson. To read our story, click here.

The grand jury rejected charges against Mitchell Dautreuil Jr., 31, who was accused of second-degree murder by Lafayette Police in the slaying of Kyle Romero last month. To read our story about that case, click here.