PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) - There was standing room only in an Iberville Parish courtroom Tuesday morning as jury selection got underway in the murder trial of the man suspected in a hunting camp killing.
Detrell Scott, 23, of Plaquemine, is charged with second-degree murder and armed robbery in the death of Kye Boudreaux, 26, also of Plaquemine. Boudreaux was found shot to death at a camp in Iberville Parish in what investigators described as a "horrendous scene."
The judge is looking for 12 jurors and two alternates.
Sheriff Brett Stassi said Boudreaux's body was found at a camp off Grand River in Plaquemine on May 7, 2014. Detectives added Boudreaux had been shot in the head. Scott was arrested the same afternoon. Stassi said the two knew each other.
Boudreaux's empty boat was found drifting in the bayou near Jack Miller Landing in Plaquemine by a tow boat around 5:30 a.m. It was taken to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab to be examined for evidence. Deputies said the motor was in neutral, so they initially thought they were investigating a possible drowning.
"We ran the numbers on the boat and it came up to Kye Boudreaux," Stassi said the day of the murder. "So, we started getting ready for a water search once daylight came."
Just as deputies were getting ready to get in the water, a deputy found Boudreaux's truck and trailer in a sugar cane field off Tenant Road in Plaquemine around 7:30 a.m. Stassi said someone tried to burn it, but was not successful.
While investigators were on the scene where the truck was found, the sheriff received a chilling call from Boudreaux's parents, saying to come to their family camp in Grand River because they had just found their son shot to death.
Darrell Georgetown Jr., 27, also of Plaquemine, was arrested about two weeks after the murder. He is charged with accessory after the fact to second-degree murder and obstruction of justice. Stassi said Georgetown and Scott are related.
If convicted of second-degree murder, Scott faces life in prison.
The jury selection process wrapped up the day around 6 p.m. and will continue Wednesday morning. As soon as a jury is seated, opening statements will begin.