Three Baton Rouge men were indicted Wednesday, two on murder charges and the other on a murder conspiracy count, in the Dec. 4 shooting death of a man on his front porch on George O’Neal Road.
Troy Lemond Carter Jr. and Byron Joseph Maxson, both 26, were charged by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury with second-degree murder in the killing of Ivan Molina, 38.
The grand jury charged Trevon Michael Sandolph, 20, of 4165 Libuse Drive, with conspiracy to commit second-degree murder.
Carter, of 4040 Burbank Drive, also was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Maxson, of 4949 Stumberg Lane, faces a charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Witnesses heard gunshots after Molina answered the door to his home at 16524 George O’Neal and stepped outside, East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies have said.
Moments later Molina was found lying on his porch with bullet wounds, and shell casings scattered beside him, according to a police report.
Before Molina died at a hospital, he was able to tell deputies that he and Maxson were in an ongoing dispute and that Maxson shot him, the report states.
Carter suffered a gunshot wound from the incident, sheriff’s officials said.
The case has been assigned to state District Judge Bonnie Jackson.