On Thursday afternoon, a Ouachita Parish grand jury decided that two University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawk baseball players will not be put on trial for charges of rape. The grand jury refused to issue an indictment after finding insufficient evidence to bring the case forward. As a result, Shelby Esters Aulds and Kendall Scott Thamm will not be prosecuted by the district attorney’s office.
Both Aulds and Thamm were facing one count of aggravated rape each after being charged last November. The university suspended the players from the Warhawk baseball team pending an investigation by the University Conduct Standards Office. It is not known if the players have been reinstated at this time.