Jury selection underway in highway murder trial

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Jury selection is underway in the second degree murder trial of Devin Blake Badon.

Jury questions by prosecutor Rick Bryant indicated the state does not allege that Badon is the shooter in the case.

Badon and David Caleb Fontenot are charged with second degree murder of Stephin Bergeron who was shot and killed while walking down Highway 27 in Carlyss on April 13, 2011.

Bryant says the state alleges that Fontenot shot Bergeron. He therefore wants to make sure that jurors picked and accept the concept that someone who was not the shooter can be held responsible if they aided and abetted.

Badon's trial is this week while Fontenot's trial is set for June 11.

Theresa Schmidt is in court and will have the latest as it becomes available.

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