Two men, one from Zachary and the other from Norwood, were indicted Thursday in the May 12 shooting death of a 20-year-old Baton Rouge man near the intersection of East Grant and Tennessee streets.
An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Cody Sanders, 20, and Cory Handy, who will turn 20 on Saturday, with second-degree murder in the slaying of Cameron Matthews.
Handy, of 12630 Davis Lane in Norwood, told police he was driving a Toyota Camry about 4 a.m. in the 600 block of East Grant when he decided to stop to urinate, according to police reports.
But Sanders, of 652 Meadow Glen Ave. in Zachary, told police the car came to a stop because he and Handy were arguing with Matthews inside the car.
Handy, according to Sanders, gave Sanders a pistol and told him to shoot Matthews, according to an arrest report. Sanders admitted fatally shooting Matthews.
Handy, however, told police that Sanders and Matthews left the car to urinate in the street, and Sanders suddenly shot Matthews.
Handy and Sanders left the scene together after the shooting, police said.
Both men face mandatory life sentences if convicted of second-degree murder.
The case has been assigned to state District Judge Tony Marabella.