COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) - No charges will be filed against Kacie Breen for the shooting death of her husband Dr. Wayne Breen, a Covington area obstetrician/gynecologist.
A St. Tammany Parish grand jury declined to return an indictment in the case.
Mrs. Breen shot Dr. Breen in their Folsom home on March 1, 2015.
"The grand jury has spoken in this very tragic case," District Attorney Warren Montgomery said. "We presented all the evidence we had to the members of this grand jury. They were able to subpoena witnesses, examine evidence, and question witnesses. After receiving the sheriff's investigative report, we conducted an additional grand jury inquiry to uncover any possible new evidence. We also brought in an outside expert in crime scene reconstruction to review the case. After an exhaustive examination, he concluded that there was no evidence to contradict what Kacie Breen said to the police."
Kacie Breen has always contended the shooting was in self-defense during an argument.
Montgomery says his office accepts the decision of the grand jury and thanked them for their service.