Teen indicted in shooting death over cellphone - KNOE 8 News; KNOE-TV; KNOE.com |

Teen indicted in shooting death over cellphone

Posted: Updated:

BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - An 18-year-old Baton Rouge man is under indictment in the fatal Feb. 7 shooting of a St. Gabriel man who police said was merely in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Corey Scott with second-degree murder Wednesday in the slaying of Marvin Thomas, also 18.

Baton Rouge police spokesman Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. says Thomas was shot several times following a fistfight with another man, whom police said tried to steal Thomas' cellphone,

The man Thomas fought with, 19-year-old Harold Retana, was booked in February on counts of attempted simple robbery, simple battery and inciting a felony, but the grand jury Wednesday took no action against Retana on a charge of simple robbery.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KNOE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.