Grand jury indicts 16-year-old on murder charges in shooting deaths of 3 teens

Nakeydran Williams (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
Nakeydran Williams (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A grand jury has officially charged a 16-year-old boy with murder in the shooting deaths of three teenagers during a birthday party.

Nakeydran Williams of Baker faces three counts of second-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in connection with a shooting at the Baker Civic Club on March 28, 2014.

Kendal Dorsey, 15, Diontrey Claiborne, 18, and Marcell Franklin, 15, died as a result of the shooting. Javaughn Simmons, 19, was also shot and survived.

It is believed Simmons was the intended target. Police said they think Simmons might have bumped into Williams while dancing, causing him to allegedly open fire.

Judge Kathleen Richey ruled in April that Williams can be charged as an adult. Williams was moved from the Juvenile Detention Center to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison just days after that ruling. A trial date has not been set.

The murder weapon has not yet been found.  The district attorney said the clothes Williams had on the night of the incident have also not been located.

Donnie Cavalier, 24, was also indicted in the case. He is accused of intentionally discharging a firearm. He claims he was acting as security as he fired into the ground in an attempt to calm down the crowd.

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