Mother of Brandon Scott Lavergne issues statement

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The mother of Brandon Scott Lavergne, the man charged with murdering UL-Lafayette student Mickey Shunick has released a statement regarding her son's arrest.

The statement reads:

"I would like to offer my condolences to the Shunick family. I would also like to have closure. I know I'm sorry is never enough however, it is all I have to offer at this moment. I am learning about this case as everyone else is, one newscast at a time, one Facebook post at a time, and one phone call at a time."

Lavergne is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and failure to register as a sex offender.

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