BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 48-year-old man has been indicted in the May 25 shooting deaths of his estranged wife and her male friend outside the friend's Baker home.

The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Alfred William Scales with two counts of second-degree murder in the slaying of Jamie Davenport and her friend, James Ledell Brown in the front yard of Brown's home.

A second-degree murder conviction would carry an automatic sentence of life in prison.

The case has been assigned to state District Judge Lou Daniel.