The shooting suspect indicted last week in the 2007 slayings of two LSU graduate students surrendered to LSU police on Monday, according to a LSU news release.
Casey Jermaine Gathers, 23, was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on two counts of second-degree murder, the release says. Gathers was accompanied by his attorney when he surrendered to LSU police, the release says.
Gathers and Michael Jermaine Lewis, 22, were charged July 21 in the killings of Kiran Kumar Allam and Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma, both of India, on Dec. 13, 2007.
Gathers, Lewis and Devin Jamell Parker, 22, were booked in May 2008 in the killings of the LSU graduate students, but only Parker was indicted four months later. Gathers and Lewis were released from Parish Prison shortly thereafter.
State District Judge Richard Anderson signed arrest warrants July 21 for Gathers and Lewis, who was already jailed in the Feb. 13 shooting death of Christopher Williams, 14.
Gathers was not in custody when the indictment was returned.
Parker, who was charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the LSU case, pleaded guilty June 27 to armed robbery and accessory charges in the case. He will be sentenced Sept. 27.
Parker told authorities in videotaped statements that he was with Gathers and Lewis when they forced Allam, 33, and Komma, 31, into Allam’s Edward Gay apartment before the men were fatally shot.
Parker identified Gathers, 6420 Buckeye Drive, as the triggerman.
and also told police he and Lewis, 6756 Myrtlewood Drive, were involved in the crime, an arrest warrant says.