Grand jury indicts 16-year-old in teen's slaying
GONZALES - A grand jury in Ascension Parish indicted a 16-year-old on second degree murder charges Tuesday.
Last week, Jacob Westbrook was moved from juvenile detention to the adult jail when prosecutors successfully argued a judge to allow them to prosecute Westbrook as an adult. Westbrook is accused of stabbing Todd Toups, 18, to death in mid-October.
"I believe the grand jury made the right decision...although nothing we do from here on out can ever alleviate the pain being felt by the Toups family," Joni Buquoi, the lead prosecutor on the case, said in a prepared statement.
Toups was attacked while visiting a girl he was taking to homecoming, investigators said. Toups attended St. Amant High School.
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