Death penalty sought against man accused of killing trooper

Author: the associated press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a man accused of fatally shooting a Louisiana trooper last month.

Multiple media outlets report 54-year-old Kevin Daigle of Lake Charles was indicted Thursday on murder charges.

Daigle is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Trooper Steven Vincent on Aug. 23. Police say Daigle shot Vincent after Vincent found Daigle’s truck in a ditch and stopped to offer assistance. Vincent died at a hospital the next day.

Calcasieu Parish District Attorney John DeRosier says he’ll seek the death penalty as part of Daigle’s sentence.

Daigle also faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of 54-year-old Blake Brewer. Authorities say Brewer was found slain Aug. 24 in the Moss Bluff home he and Daigle shared.

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