Grand jury to hear case of man accused in parents' slaying

Photo: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office (MGN)
By  | 

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) -- A grand jury in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, is set to consider formal charges against a man accused of killing his girlfriend, her family and his parents before fleeing to Virginia.

The Advocate reports District Attorney Scott Perrilloux says he's seeking three counts of first-degree murder against 21-year-old Dakota Theriot in the deaths of Summer Ernest, her brother and her father. The jury will meet Thursday morning.

Authorities say Theriot fatally shot the Ernests and then killed his parents at their neighboring Ascension Parish home.

He was arrested the next day at his grandmother's home in Virginia. Fearing he would show up, she had checked into a hotel and asked authorities to check her home.

Theriot already is charged with offenses including first-degree murder in his parents' deaths in Ascension Parish.



 
CBS19NEWS.COM COMMENT GUIDELINES
The comments sections of CBS19News.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. CBS19News.com tracks IP addresses. Repeat violators may be banned from posting comments.
View Comment Guidelines
powered by Disqus