LAKE CHARLES, LA (WAFB) - Kevin Daigle is facing the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder of a police officer.
Daigle, 54, accused of killing Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent, 44, was indicted by a grand jury Thursday afternoon. Daigle is charged with first-degree murder of a police officer, second degree murder and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
The second degree murder charge is for the death of 54-year-old Blake Laverne Brewer who was found dead in his home the day after the Trooper was shot.
Brewer died of a shotgun blast to his torso in his home on Hollyvale Road in Moss Bluff.
Officials say Daigle shot Brewer, his sometimes roommate, then taking Brewer's truck. After getting the truck stuck in a ditch, Daigle is accused of shooting and killing the responding state trooper, Steven Vincent.
The District Attorney's Office will seek the death penalty in the case.
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