A federal grand jury has indicted an Indiana man on prices that may make him eligible for the demise penalty if convicted in the deadly taking pictures of a Terre Haute police detective and FBI process pressure officer
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A federal grand jury indicted an Indiana man Wednesday on prices that may make him eligible for the demise penalty if he is convicted in the deadly taking pictures of a Terre Haute police detective and FBI process pressure officer.
Shane Meehan, 45, of Terre Haute, was indicted on prices of homicide of a federal officer, tried arson of federal property and utilizing a firearm throughout against the law of violence inflicting demise, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana stated in a news launch Wednesday.
The prices stem from the July 7 killing of Officer Gregory Ferency.
The homicide and firearms prices are capital-eligible offenses, punishable by lifetime imprisonment or demise. If the U.S. lawyer normal finds the circumstances of the crimes justify a demise sentence, the legislation requires that discover be filed with the court docket at an inexpensive time earlier than the trial.
Ferency was 53 and the daddy of 18-year-old twins when he was killed in Terre Haute, a metropolis about 70 miles (113 kilometers) west of Indianapolis.
Authorities allege Meehan threw a Molotov cocktail at an FBI workplace after which shot the officer as he emerged from the constructing. Ferency and an FBI agent each fired on Meehan, wounding him in the ambush, authorities stated.
Meehan has been ordered detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals, pending trial. He will make his preliminary look on the indictment earlier than a U.S. Magistrate Judge at a later date.
Meehan’s attorneys have stated he has a historical past of psychological well being circumstances.