Trial Of 2 In LSU Grad Student Deaths Delayed
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two Baton Rouge men accused in the 2007 slaying of two LSU graduate students from India won’t stand trial Monday because evidence gathered during the murder probe is still being turned over to the defense.
Twenty-four-year-old Casey Jermaine Gathers and 23-year-old Michael Jermaine Lewis each are charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the Dec. 13, 2007, deaths of 33-year-old Kiran Kumar Allam and 31-year-old Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma at Allam’s Edward Gay apartment on the edge of LSU’s campus.
The Advocate reports East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office filed a motion late Friday asking state District Judge Chip Moore to continue the trial. A new date could be selected Monday.