Grand jury rejects Holly attempted murder charge

Union Parish football star and LSU running back Trey Holly will not face an attempted murder charge after a grand jury refused to indict him after hearing evidence from the state’s Attorney General’s office.
Holly still faces an weapons charge related to Feb. 9 shooting at the Union Villa apartments in Farmerville that left a man and woman with gunshot wounds. The shooting took place near the Holly apartment. His attorney, Michael Small, said Holly will plead not guilty to the charge, which stems from the accusation that Holly fired a gun during the incident.
Holly has previously denied being involved in the shooting, posting online a message that read, in part, “I am 100 percent innocent. I was not involved in the incident at all.”
Holly was arrested along with two others, both of whom have yet to be indicted.
Illegal use of a weapon is a felony with a potential punishment of up to a $1,000 fine or up to two years imprisonment or both.
The Third Judicial District Attorney’s office has recused itself from the case, and the prosecution is being led by the office of the state attorney general.
LSU suspended Holly from the team on the same day that the young man turned himself in to the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office.
When asked about Holly’s status with the team following the grand jury’s rejection of the more serious charges, LSU Football Head Coach Brian Kelly said he is hopeful Holly will be reinstated, but the outstanding charge will have to resolved before that can happen.
Holly has continued attending classes online since his arrest, Kelly said.

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