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No decision by grand jury in Jefferson, Johns hearing

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 8:10pm

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — It was a long day for the grand jury deciding the fate of suspended LSU Tigers, Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns, and at the end of it, the twelve jurors needed more time.

Right now, Johns and Jefferson are charged with second-degree battery after a bar fight outside of Shady's last month, but that all could change depending upon what the grand jury decides. Those charges could be knocked down to simple battery, a misdemeanor.

Attorneys say about 16 people went before the grand jury Wednesday. Testimonies started around 9am and went until just before 5pm. East Baton Rouge parish District Attorney, Hillar Moore, says he chose to put the case in front of a grand jury to make it fair for the defendants and the victims involved.

Michael Bienvenu, the attorney for the four men injured in the fight, says three of his clients testified Wednesday. Johns and Jefferson were not in court.
 

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