A Baton Rouge man and two teenagers were indicted Thursday on second-degree murder counts in the December shooting death of a 22-year-old Honduran immigrant during an alleged robbery on Tracy Avenue.
Karlos Jawoski Ghoram, 20, Lawrence Bennett, 17, and Devaughn Tyler, 16, were charged by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury in the Dec. 9 slaying of Oswal Migdonio Andrade.
Ghoram, 4150 72nd Ave., faces an automatic sentence of life in prison without parole if found guilty of second-degree murder. Bennett, 4343 Denham St., and Tyler, 1755 Oak St., could face the same penalty if convicted as charged.
The case has been assigned to state District Judge Beau Higginbotham.
Prosecutor Leila Braswell told the judge paperwork will be filed to transfer Tyler from a juvenile detention center to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said afterward that his office agrees with the grand jury’s decision.
“The evidence in this case suggests that all three of the charged defendants participated in this armed robbery, which ultimately ended in the death of the victim,” he said.
Andrade, of Baton Rouge, was shot about 11:10 p.m. in the 9000 block of Tracy Avenue.
He moved from Honduras to the United States 15 years ago and worked as a roofer, family members have said.