Members of an Orleans Parish grand jury have indicted a 44-year-old mother and her 16-year-old son in connection with a slaying in Central City
Vanessa Johnson is accused of giving a gun to her son, Clarence, so he could get revenge against another teen, Robert Dawson, who beat him in a fight on Feb. 7.
Both mother and son were indicted Monday on one count each of second-degree murder.
If convicted, they face mandatory life in prison.
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