A Louisiana man whose 1975 murder conviction was commuted by then-Gov. Edwin Edwards has been indicted in the shooting death of his neighbor.
A grand jury handed up a second-degree murder charge Thursday against 62-year-old Roy Garland of Kenner.
Police said his 42-year-old neighbor, Willie Hall, died April 11 in a wooded area near the New Orleans international airport.
Police said that as he was dying, Hall identified his killer in phone calls to his brother and an emergency operator.
The Times-Picayune reported that Garland was convicted in 1975 of killing a 38-year-old man in Kenner and sentenced to life in prison. Edwards commuted the sentence, leading to Garland's release in 1988.
It was not immediately clear if Garland has an attorney.