EVANGELINE PARISH, La. (KLFY) – Brandon Perkins, who was charged with 2nd degree murder of DeLanzo Veal in 2018, was found not guilty on Wednesday.

In June of 2018, DeLanzo Veal was shot while attending a birthday party in Beaver.

The attorneys for Perkins released a statement on the case.

“As you can imagine, Brandon and his family are greatly relieved. We fought extremely hard to bring this matter to trial, enduring multiple, last-minute continuances from Trent Brignac’s office. In every phase of this justice journey, however, we felt God’s presence and attribute this case’s powerful outcome to Him. Our deepest thanks to the jurors for their outstanding courage. For the Veal family, the pain of loss is tremendous and never goes away. They will most certainly remain in our prayers. They and everyone affected by this most unfortunate event deserved a more thorough investigation. And it is our job to hold those charged with incredibly consequential decisions to a standard beyond reproach in hopes such will yield real change.”

Adam Johnson, Fred Lebleu and Brent Hawkins 
Attorneys for Mr. Perkins