Murder of Matthew Carter, teen fatally shot in 2020, resolved; conclusion held secret

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The murder case of Matthew Carter, a 17-year-old shot and killed in 2020, was resolved, but its conclusion is confidential, said 15th Judicial District Attorney Don Landry.

Carter was shot on Jan. 22, 2020, outside an apartment complex on North Meyers Drive. Lafayette Police found the teen in his car. He died a few days later in a hospital.

Two minors, ages 13 and 14, were charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Landry said because of the boys' ages and the Louisiana Children's Code, the resolution of the case — whether the two boys were convicted or if the charges were dropped — is confidential.

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Carter, an Ovey Comeaux High senior, was remembered as a genuine person who was there for anyone who needed help.

"Matthew had this energy and this ability to see the good in people, to look inside people and see their heart," his dad said at his funeral.

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