LSU RB Trey Holly won't face attempted second-degree murder charge

League: NCAA Football

Posted on: 06 Apr, 2024 at 02:53 PM


A grand jury in Union Parish, La., rejected an attempted second-degree murder charge against LSU running back Trey Holly.

Instead, he was charged with one felony count of illegal use of a weapon or dangerous instrumentality, The Advocate reported Friday.

Holly turned himself into authorities in Farmerville, La., in February, one of three arrests made in connection with a shooting that injured two people.

He also initially was charged with aggravated criminal damage to property.

LSU suspended him indefinitely from all team activities and has not updated his status.

Holly's attorney, Mike Small, said in a news release Friday that Holly will plead not guilty to the weapons charge.

"We look forward to trial before a fair and impartial jury in Union Parish after which I am confident that a verdict of not guilty will be returned," Small said.

Holly, 19, wrote Feb. 17 in an Instagram post that he had committed no crimes and was home at the time of the incident. He said he turned himself in "because I was notified of an arrest warrant and I wanted to fully cooperate."

"I have been falsely identified, accused, and arrested," he wrote. "I am 100% innocent and the people that know me know this is not my character at all. I was not involved in the incident at all."

Holly was a four-star recruit in the Tigers' 2023 recruiting class out of Union Parish High School, where he broke the state's all-time rushing record with 10,523 yards and scored 160 touchdowns.

The 5-foot-7, 192-pound Holly played in three games for LSU in 2023 and rushed 11 times for 110 yards and a touchdown. He was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week after running for 91 yards -- including a 67-yard touchdown -- in his Oct. 21 debut against Army.

--Field Level Media