A Baton Rouge man accused of fatally shooting a 63-year-old dinner guest in September was indicted Wednesday on a second-degree murder charge.

An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Darioush Haghighi, 59, of 3088 Crestwood St., in the killing of Abozar Shahsavari.

The victim, who was shot Sept. 18 in the driveway of Haghighi's home and died 10 days later, was a friend Haghighi invited over for dinner, police have said. Witnesses saw Haghighi put a handgun in a trash bin near the driveway after shots were heard outside the residence, police stated.

Haghighi's attorney, Tommy Damico, said he does not believe the evidence supports a second-degree murder charge.

The case is assigned to state District Judge Trudy White.

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