Grand jury indicts suspect in Indiana officer's slaying
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted an Indiana man on charges that would make him eligible for the death penalty if convicted in the fatal shooting of a Terre Haute police detective and FBI task force officer.
Federal officials say 45-year-old Shane Meehan of Terre Haute was indicted Wednesday on charges of murder of a federal officer, attempted arson of federal property and using a firearm during a crime of violence causing death.
The charges stem from the July 7 killing of Officer Gregory Ferency.
The murder and firearms charges are capital-eligible offenses, punishable by lifetime imprisonment or death.
The 53-year-old Ferency was shot as he emerged from an FBI office.