May 11, 2010 9:58 AM by Sharlee Jacobs
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Lafayette man has been sentenced to 15
years in prison for killing a mother and her daughters with his
Justin Paul Brouillete, 23, pleaded guilty Monday to three
counts of vehicular homicide in the deaths of JoAnn Issac and her
two daughters, Brittany Isaac and Nyeisha Dumars. Police said the
family had just gotten off a city bus and were walking home when
they were hit on Oct. 24, 2008.
Because of time already spent in jail, Brouillette could be
eligible for release in 3 1/2 years, a fact that angered the
"This was going to serve as a means of closure for us," Carlet
Thompson, JoAnn Issac's cousin, said after the hearing. "The
family doesn't feel justice was served. We are outraged. We are
outraged. Because of his actions, three innocent people were
killed. What happened today was surreal and inconceivable. It is
just horrible, horrible."
State District Judge Thomas Yeager noted during the hearing that
Brouillette was employed and a member of the Louisiana National
Guard at the time of his arrest.
"When you drive as fast as you were driving and take a
controlled dangerous substance before doing so ... we all know
what's going to happen," Yeager said.
Police said Brouillette's vehicle went off the road and struck
the trio. The Town Talk reported that witnesses, in a police
report, said Brouillette was driving "erratically at a high rate
of speed" at the time.
Toxicology tests said Brouillette was under the influence of a
"controlled dangerous substance," although what drug or how much
of it was in his system has not been disclosed by authorities.