LSU RB Holly prevents attempted murder charge

  • Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Senior WriterApr 6, 2024, 09:33 AM ET


    • College football press reporter.
    • Joined in 2008.
    • Graduate of Northwestern University.Suspended LSU running back Trey Holly won’t deal with a tried murder charge stemming from a February shooting in his hometown.A grand jury declined the charge Friday, rather charging Holly with one

      felony count of prohibited use of a weapon or dangerous instrumentality.Holly, 19, was jailed Feb. 15 after turning himself in and was charged with 3 felonies, consisting of second-degree

      attempted murder. The arrest originated from a Feb. 9 shooting at an apartment building in Farmerville, Louisiana, that left 2 individuals injured with gunshot wounds.Holly intends to plead not guilty to the charge, his lawyer, Michael Small, said Friday. LSU immediately suspended Holly after his arrest, and he has actually not been with the group throughout spring practice.The Union Parish Sheriff’s Workplace apprehended Holly and two others in connection with the shooting. Holly composed in a Feb. 17 social media post that he’s”one hundred percent innocent”and had been”falsely identified, implicated and detained,” keeping in mind that the shooting took place where he lives. “I turned myself in since I was informed of an arrest warrant and I wanted to fully cooperate,” Holly wrote.Holly appeared in 3 games for LSU last season, taping 110 hurrying yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. He broke the state’s high school career rushing record with 10,523 lawns at Union Parish High School and was ESPN’s No. 172 total hire in the 2023 class.

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