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Suspected cop killer heads to court

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Wilbert Thibodeaux (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office) Wilbert Thibodeaux (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)
Sgt. Rick Riggenbach Sgt. Rick Riggenbach
Eddie Lyons Eddie Lyons
ST. MARY PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

The man accused of shooting two St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Deputies and killing two others, including a police officer, will go before a judge Wednesday.

Wilbert Thibodeaux is charged with first degree murder in the deaths of Eddie Lyons and Chitimacha Police Officer Seargeant Rick Riggenbach.

Thibodeaux is accused of setting fire to Lyons' Charenton home on January 28th before engaging in a shoot out with police.   

He is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity.  Thibodeaux's trial is scheduled to begin next month. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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