A Lafayette man accused of drunk driving in a head-on collision this week that killed a 10-year-old girl had been arrested last summer and accused of involvement in a fatal shooting at a Lafayette apartment complex.
A grand jury in December made no decision on whether to charge Albert Sampy, 34, with principal to first-degree murder after his August arrest in the death of 51-year-old Christopher Isaac on Duval Street, according to 15th Judicial District Attorney Keith Stutes.
Instead of indicting Sampy or declining to indict him, the jury decided to pretermit the matter, which means it opted to set that matter aside and take no action, Stutes said on Tuesday.
“It’s a matter of taking it off and sending it back for more information. The charge is still an open charge,” Stutes.
Sampy is accused of third-offense OWI in the Sunday collision on North University Avenue that killed Breaux Bridge fifth-grader Isley Thibodeaux and injured two other people.
Police said Sampy crossed the center line and crashed his 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee into the 2011 Ford Explorer in which Thibodeaux was passenger.