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Suspected getaway driver in murder of Metairie father, son due in court

Haraquon DeGruy, 18 (Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office) Haraquon DeGruy, 18 (Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office)
METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

The suspected getaway driver in the murders of a Metairie father and son is due in court.

Police say 18-year-old Haraquon DeGruy and her boyfriend, 17-year-old Dexter Allen, were breaking into cars on April 22 in the 3700 block of Clifford Drive.

DeGruy allegedly told deputies that the pair had been committing car burglaries in the area when they decided to rob the Metairie home. Allen allegedly grabbed a shotgun and got out of the car while DeGruy circled the block.

Two were shot and killed during the robbery. David Pence, 56, was shot multiple times in a living room chair. Nicholas Pence, David's 25-year-old son, was found lying on the living room floor with multiple gunshot wounds, Jefferson Parish deputies say. Officers say David Pence may have been asleep when he was killed. Both men died on the scene.

DeGruy and Allen were both arrested in connection to the shootings.

DeGruy's hearing starts at 9 a.m. in Gretna.

Allen remains in Orleans Parish Jail on separate charges. He faces pending charges in Jefferson Parish for the killings of David and Nicholas Pence. 

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