Two Baton Rouge brothers and a Port Allen woman were indicted Thursday in the Dec. 21 slaying of a 27-year-old Prairieville man at a strip mall parking lot on Corporate Boulevard near College Drive.
George Reusch Jr. was shot to death inside his idling Jeep Grand Cherokee in the middle of Esplanade Mall’s parking lot during what police have said was a robbery during a planned drug deal.
An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged the suspected triggerman, Glenn L. Spears, 27, on counts of second-degree murder, armed robbery and felon in possession of a firearm. D’Mon M. Spears, 23, was indicted on a second-degree murder charge.
The grand jury charged Gabrielle H. Rogers, 25, on a count of accessory to second-degree murder.
Baton Rouge police have said Rogers and D’Mon Spears drove with Glenn Spears to meet Reusch for a “prearranged drug transaction.”
Rogers told one witness she drove the two brothers to the parking lot “to conduct a robbery” of Reusch, a police report states.
Rogers denied any knowledge of a planned robbery, the report notes.
After Reusch was mortally wounded, his Jeep rolled toward College Drive, picked up speed and crashed through a chain-link fence and into traffic, colliding with a passing pickup, according to the report.
Police have declined to say whether detectives believe Reusch, an electrician and bodybuilder, was the purchaser or seller in the drug deal.
A second-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison. Rogers faces up to five years behind bars if found guilty on the accessory charge.
The case has been assigned to state District Judge Bonnie Jackson.