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Grand jury declines to indict two in unrelated deaths

Posted at 4:41 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last 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.