Three Baton Rouge men, two of them brothers, were indicted Thursday in a June slaying that police believe was intended as payback for a 2008 killing deemed self-defense.

Willie Tyrone Dunbar, 28, John Dunbar, 25, and Deldrige Wilson, 45, are charged with second-degree murder in the June 29 shooting death of 37-year-old Donald Wayne Ely on East Polk Street.

Ely shot and killed Henry Nicholas Sterling, 18, during an argument Dec. 8, 2008, but he was not charged in Sterling's death after investigators determined the shooting was done in self-defense.

Willie Dunbar killed Ely to get back at him over the Sterling shooting, Willie Dunbar's arrest report states. Police have said Dunbar and his brother, John Dunbar, 4625 Earl Gros Ave., both fired shots at Ely.

Willie Dunbar, 10707 Industriplex Blvd., also was indicted Thursday by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury on counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.

Wilson, 2060 Goudchaux St., is accused of being the getaway driver for the Dunbars.

Ely was killed outside the Thomas Grocery on the corner of East Polk and Thomas Delpit Drive.

The case is assigned to state District Judge Bonnie Jackson.

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