Man accused in Metairie double murder faces second obscenity charge for actions in jail _lowres

Dexter Allen (New Orleans Police Department)

Dexter Allen, accused in the shotgun slaying of a father and son in a quiet Metairie neighborhood last year, pleaded not guilty Thursday to a second charge of obscenity for masturbating in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.

Allen, who has been booked three times on obscenity while in jail and charged twice by the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office, also faces four counts of battery of a police officer and one count of resisting police by force.

Those charges stemmed from a Jan. 29 incident in which guards said Allen head-butted a deputy responding to a report that Allen had thrown feces on another inmate. Allen then punched other guards in a scuffle and had to be shocked with a stun gun.

The latest obscenity incident occurred Feb. 16, when Allen was caught masturbating in front of a female prisoner who was being fingerprinted, deputies said.

Obscenity carries a sentence of between six months and three years.

The case will be heard by 24th Judicial District Judge Ray Steib, who also will preside over Allen’s murder trial.

Allen, 18, faces two counts of second-degree murder, and his girlfriend, Haraquon Degruy, 19, faces two counts of being a principal to second-degree murder for the killing of David Pence, 56, and Nicholas Pence, 25, on April 22, 2015.

The Sheriff’s Office said Allen entered the Pences’ home on Clifford Drive just before midnight and killed the two men in their living room after he and Degruy had spent the day breaking into cars in Metairie. The two face 19 counts of simple burglary for those break-ins.

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