A Texas man was indicted Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting death of another man last year in New Orleans' French Quarter, the district attorney's office said in a news release.
Leonard Patty, 38, whose city of residence was unavailable, would face a mandatory life sentence if convicted as charged.
The news release says Patty is accused of shooting Dilling, 34, following an early-morning scuffle on June 30, 2019.
Patty, who is in custody, had not entered a plea as of Thursday afternoon.
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Prosecutors say police recovered surveillance video showing the shooting that sent bystanders scattering on St. Louis Street.
The video shows Dilling arguing with, then walking away from, a woman identified as his ex-girlfriend, the release says. "Dilling was then approached by a man wearing red pants, who later was identified as Patty, and who had been seen earlier speaking with Dilling's ex-girlfriend," the release said. "
The two scuffled and Dilling was shot in the chest.
The district attorney's office said Patty's criminal history includes felony convictions for domestic violence and aggravated robbery in Texas.