Shunick murder suspect pleads not guilty

Brandon Scott Lavergne
Brandon Scott Lavergne

LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) - The suspect in the disappearance of a UL-Lafayette student entered a plea in court Friday.

Brandon Scott Lavergne pled not guilty to two murder charges.

Lavergne is accused of killing Mickey Shunick and the 1999 murder of Lisa Pate.

Shunick was last seen May 19th.

An October 9th deadline is scheduled for both sides to file motions regarding the trial.  A status hearing will be held on those motions.  After that, the judge is expected to set a trial date.

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