St. Martin

Jul 2, 2014 11:54 AM

Detectives Make Arrest in Cold Case Homicide

Following a two year cold case homicide investigation, Louisiana State Police Detectives have arrested a Breaux Bridge man and charged him with 2nd Degree Murder.

In August of 2012, the St. Martin Parish District Attorney's Office contacted Louisiana State Police and requested their assistance with a cold case homicide which occurred in 2002, according to Master Trooper Brooks David. During the investigation, Detectives were able to obtain information leading them to investigate 36-year-old Marshall Alexander Jr. of Breaux Bridge. Based on the investigation detectives uncovered information which indicated that on March 28, 2002, Alexander allegedly shot and killed Scott Latiolais in a field in St. Martin Parish.

On June 27, 2014, the case was presented by the St. Martin Parish District Attorney's Office to a St. Martin Parish Grand Jury. The Grand Jury returned an indictment for 2nd Degree Murder, stated Master Trooper David.

On Tuesday, detectives arrested Alexander at a residence in Breaux Bridge. Alexander was booked into the St. Martin Parish Jail without incident.

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