BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A jury acquittal of two men in the December 2007 shooting deaths of two LSU graduate students from India at a campus apartment, will mean freedom for one of the Baton Rouge men but not for the other.
An East Baton Rouge Parish jury deliberated for more than six hours Monday before finding Casey Jermaine Gathers and Michael Jermaine Lewis not guilty in the slaying of Kiran Kumar Allam and Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma inside Allam's unit at the Edward Gay Apartments on the university's north side.
One of Gathers' attorneys told The Advocate he should be released from jail in short order.
However, Lewis faces second-degree murder and other charges in the Feb. 13, 2011, shooting death of a 14-year-old boy.