A Lafayette Parish grand jury Wednesday indicted two men on murder charges, including one in a case that remained unsolved for almost eight months until his arrest in late February.
Traven Solomon, 23, of Lafayette, was indicted on a count of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 21-year-old Damien Champ.
Champ was killed on the night of June 30, 2015 in the 300 block of Bossier Street in Lafayette. Solomon was arrested Feb. 25.
The grand jury Wednesday also indicted Benjamin Hook in the April killing of a 69-year-old Mill Creek Road resident.
Hook is charged with second-degree murder in the April 8 beating death of Louis Mitchell Beagle, who died in his home in the 300 block of Mill Creek Road.
Police said Hook also allegedly stole Beagle’s vehicle, then called his mother to tell her he wanted to confess and turn himself in, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office said at the time.
A conviction of second-degree murder carries an automatic life prison sentence for adults, with no chance of parole or early release.