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Failure to transport forces judge to reset hearing for man accused of murdering parents

Joel Guy Jr. (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Joel Guy Jr. (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
Home where the bodies of Lisa and Joel Guy Sr were found (Source: WVLT) Home where the bodies of Lisa and Joel Guy Sr were found (Source: WVLT)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Baton Rouge man accused in the horrid murder of his parents in Tennessee will remain in East Baton Rouge Prison for the holidays.

An extradition hearing for 28-year-old Joel Michael Guy, Jr. set for Friday, December 16, was delayed because Guy never made it to the 19th JDC courthouse.

Judge Bruce Bennett reset the date for January 6, 2017.

Guy’s public defender and the district attorney’s office did not immediately know why Guy was not brought to the courthouse.

District Attorney Hillar Moore, however, did say he expects to get the necessary paperwork that would bring Guy back to Knox County, TN soon. 

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Guy was arrested November 29 outside of his apartment on Nicholson Drive in Baton Rouge. 

Officials in Knox County, TN say Guy stabbed his parents to death and then allegedly tried to dissolve their bodies in acid during his Thanksgiving visit to their home in Tennessee.

Prosecutors in Knox County said because the case is pending, they cannot release anything to the media. 

WAFB has also learned that Guy has a court-appointed public defender in Tennessee.  

Calls to that office for more information have not been returned.

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