Tue, Feb 19, 2013
According to The Advocate, an attorney for a college freshman being held in the shooting death of one teenager and the wounding of two others said he plans to ask a judge on Wednesday to lower his client’s bond.
Seth Fontenot, 18, will appear in state court in Lafayette before Judge Herman Clause in a bond hearing scheduled for 1:30 p.m., said Thomas Guilbeau, Fontenot’s attorney.
Fontenot was booked Jan. 10 on one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Austin Rivault, a 15-year-old freshman at St. Thomas More High School, was killed and two of his friends, also 15, were injured in the early Jan. 10 shooting. Rivault was buried Friday.
Guilbeau last week filed a motion to reduce the bail set for Fontenot, which is $500,000 for each of the two counts of attempted first degree murder charges, and no bail for the count of first degree murder.
In court papers Guilbeau requests that each attempted-murder count carry a bail amount of $12,500, and to reduce the bail on the murder charge to $25,000.
The Lafayette Parish District Attorney’s Office has not yet charged Fontenot.