Six people were indicted by a Lafayette Parish grand jury regarding four separate murders.
An indictment of Shelby Juded Darby, 26, was handed up by the grand jury in connection with a June 2017 shooting on South Magnolia Street.
Darby was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder for the shooting death of Jamirus Levontre Freeman, and on a charge of attempted second-degree murder for the shooting of a second man.
Shanwtrell Shawvondrick Sampy, 17, was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the March 2018 death of Marisha Matrice Felix. Felix was shot to death on Martin Luther King Drive.
Millard Paul Hebert, 56, was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder for the December 2008 killing of Bonnie Ruphard. Hebert was arrested in March 2018 after a routine DNA swab of Ruphard when he was booked at the jail on drug charges purportedly connected him to Ruphard’s murder, which had not be solved. Her body was discovered by a marathon runner in a wooded area on Lajaunie Road. She was 47 when she died. At the time, police said Ruphard was from Illinois but was working in the Lafayette area.
Three men were indicted by the grand jury regarding the January double murder of Justin Zeno and Skylar Barry.
Christopher Burns, 29; Trevon Woods, 19; and Dillyn Dugas, 22, were each indicted on two charges of second-degree murder, one each for the murders of Zeno and Barry.
In February, Tre’von Woods and Christopher Burns were arrested in Radcliff, Kentucky. At the time, Lafayette Police said Woods and Burns were driving the same White Dodge Caliber caught on surveillance near the site of Zeno’s death. They have the same Radcliff address. They were booked by Lafayette Police with first-degree murder.
Dugas was arrested in April. He was also booked by Lafayette Police with first-degree murder.