COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury declined to return an indictment Thursday (April 7) against Kacie Breen in the March 2015 shooting death of her husband, Dr. Wayne Breen, a Covington area obstetrician/gynecologist.
“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 said she shot her husband in self-defense during an argument on March 1, 2015, in their Folsom home.
Montgomery said the grand jury fulfilled its duty to determine whether there was enough evidence to proceed with a trial. “To obtain a guilty verdict, prosecutors must prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt,” he said. “It is evident that the members of this grand jury did not believe that the evidence presented would warrant a conviction. The members of this grand jury heard the evidence, and we accept their decision. I thank the grand jury for their service.”