Four murder indictments handed down in Simmons Street homicide

Four murder indictments handed down in Simmons Street homicide
Jermyre J. Bowers (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
Jermyre J. Bowers (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
Devonta Orphey (Source McLennan County Sheriff's Office)
Devonta Orphey (Source McLennan County Sheriff's Office)
Devin Holefield (Source McLennan County Sheriff's Office)
Devin Holefield (Source McLennan County Sheriff's Office)
Justin Ned (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
Justin Ned (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A grand jury in state district court returned second-degree murder indictments against four people in connection with a killing on Simmons Street in July.

Jermyre Bowers, 17, Devonta Orphey, 23, Devin Holefield, 25, and Justin Ned, 16, were each indicted on one count of second-degree murder.

The four are accused of killing 31-year-old Gary Obrien on at 409 N. Simmons Street during a home invasion in the early morning hours of Monday, July 17. Authorities said witnesses told them that Obrien was shot when he refused to comply with a demand made by one of the suspects.

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