Grand jury indicts Gray
By Paula Guillory
CROWLEY - Following an investigation by local authorities, Nancy Gray of Crowley was formally arrested and charged in the case of the accidental drowning death of her 7-month-old infant, Gylen Jude Gray.
A grand jury indicted Gray with negligent homicide and she is currently being held at the Acadia Parish Correctional Facility. Her bond has been set at $40,000.
During the investigation, authorities found that there was no foul play involved.
The infant was found unresponsive in a bathtub and was transferred to American Legion Hospital in Crowley where he was pronounced dead.
The incident occurred last year on July 14 at Gray’s residence located on the 300th block of west 9th Street in Crowley.
At the time of death no charges were filed due to the unintentional circumstances surrounding the incident.
Gray has pleaded not guilty to the charges and has been referred to the Indigent Defender’s office for appointment of council.
Roger Hamilton, Jr. will be the prosecuting attorney while Judge John Trahan has been allotted the case.
According to Judge M’elise Trahan, the sentence for such a crime if convicted is, “two to five years of hard labor, without the possibility of parole, probations or suspension of sentence.”