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$2 million bond set for man accused of dismembering parents

Joel Guy Jr. (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Joel Guy Jr. (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
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Officials confirm that Joel Guy Jr. is being transported from Baton Rouge to Knox County to face charges for murdering his parents and dismembering their bodies.  

Guy Jr., 28, is being transported to the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility where he will be held on two counts of first-degree murder charges. His bond has been set at $2 million. 

The transport is happening because extradition warrants were signed by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Because the crime happened in Knoxville, Guy will have to be prosecuted there, which is why the extradition is necessary. 

The document also reveal new information related to the investigation. It says video evidence shows Guy purchasing items at a Knoxville WalMart and those items were later found in the home where his parents were murdered.

The document claims the items were used in an attempt to cover up the crime scene.

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Detectives believe Guy Jr. – a current Baton Rouge resident – traveled to Knoxville the week of Thanksgiving. At some point he allegedly stabbed his parents, then dismembered them and attempted to dissolve their bodies in acid.

The crime scene and remains of Joel Guy Sr. and Lisa Guy were discovered during a welfare check, which was requested after Lisa did not show up for work.

Detectives said they believe Guy's parents were going to cut him off financially and that may have led to the killings.

Guy was arrested at his Baton Rouge apartment on Nicholson Drive on Tuesday, November 29. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Because the crime happened in Knoxville, Guy will have to be prosecuted there, which is why the extradition is necessary. Guy waived extradition during a hearing on Tuesday, December 6, which forced Gov. Edwards and Gov. Haslam to file warrants for his return.

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