I wouldn't say it's a smoking gun but it's another big piece of circumstantial evidence that might not have been there if he was a little smarter about it.
CHURCH POINT – Brandon Scott Lavergne's police files are a contradiction; on the one hand, portraying a violence-prone miscreant and on the other a model rehabilitating inmate. And nothing in the p...
CHURCH POINT – Brandon Scott Lavergne's police files are a contradiction, on the one hand portraying a violence-prone miscreant and on the other a model rehabilitating inmate. And nothing in the pu...
Equusearch is again searching for Mickey Shunick. Lafayette Police asked the search and recovery team Equusearch to come back two days after Brandon Lavergne's kidnapping and murder arrest. Equusearch was here for about a week soon after Mickey's disappearance in May. They left after exhausting all leads.
About a dozen Equusearch team members were searching today in St. Martin Parish, but still no sign of Mickey.
"Unfortunately we haven't been to the right place so we're here until it's over with or we've done everything can," said Executive Director Tim Miller.
Last time they were here, they allowed volunteers to help, but this time, only experienced people are allowed on searches. They've gone through extensive training with Equusearch and know how to search for evidence.
Oh boy, let's let the facts, testimonials and witnesses decided this.. This guy could be innocent or he could be the culprit.. Time will tell....
hey did yall hear a lafayette women get abducted when she was riding her bike a few months ago.
I dont want to derail the thread or nothing.
A grand jury will meet today to decide if there's enough evidence to indict Brandon Scott Lavergne, the man charged with aggravated kidnapping and first-degree murder of Mickey Shunick.
Brandon Lavergne will not make the walk from the Lafayette Parish Jail to the courthouse today. District Attorney Mike Harson says Lavergne wasn't invited to testify and he has no right to attend. I spoke with a Lafayette criminal defense attorney not working on this case to get answers on what strategies the defense may use.
For forty-four years Thomas Guilbeau has practiced criminal law in Lafayette, covering a variety of cases including homicides and death penalty cases. He says it won't be hard to get an indictment from a grand jury in Lavergne's case.
Lavergne, 33, of the Lawtell area in St. Landry Parish, has been held without bail at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center in the disappearance of Shunick, a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student. Information about the Pate case was not immediately available.
If we had a justice system in place that actually carried out proper justice for crimes committed, this guy wouldn't have been out to commit yet another crime. What a freakin shame.
Indictment in this and an older murder
LAFAYETTE — The state will seek the death penalty for Brandon Scott Lavergne, indicted Wednesday for murders he allegedly committed 12 years apart. Lavergne, 33, of Swords in St. Landry Parish is a...
It was in June of 1999 when 35-year-old Lisa Pate of Youngsville went missing.
There was no sign of the mother of three for three-months.
Until in September, 1999 when a woman's body was found under three large boards in a grassy field in northwest Church Point, dental records identified the body as Lisa Pate.
13-years later, it's unclear what evidence was presented to the grand jury connecting Brandon Lavergne to Pate's death.
For now, the only connection is that her body was found in Church Point, where Lavergne grew up. He was 20 years old at the time. Brandon Lavergne went to jail for an unrelated sex-crime in February of 2000 he was released in 2008.
Now, Lavergne is back behind bars, indicted for first degree murder in the deaths of these two women 13 years apart.
Members of Pate's family are relieved to finally have an arrest. Pate did have three children, a daughter who just a few weeks old, the family did give up for adoption. Pate's older children, two boys are 22 and 16 now. Family members tell us they're anxious for justice.
A Lafayette Parish Grand Jury heard the state's evidence regarding how accused killer Brandon Scott Lavergne allegedly took his truck to Texas after Mickey Shunick's murder, burned it and was broug...
LAFAYETTE – In the small courtroom at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center, 15th Judicial District Judge Herman Clause heard Brandon Scott Lavergne, 33, of Swords enter a "not guilty" plea to h...
A team of specially trained K-9's are helping in the search for Mickey Shunick. But this isn't their first time in Acadiana, on their first visits the highly trained dogs scoured Whiskey Bay. Now they're back, combing areas in Acadia, St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes.
"We've kind of drawn a box of the areas we're interested in and we're going to map them out, we're going to clear that area, move on to the next one and keep doing it for as long as it takes," said Mike Candella with the Special K9's Search and Recovery team.
The trainer/K9 teams began by focusing around the property of Brandon Lavergne, the man accused of kidnapping and killing Mickey Shunick. They said if anyone can find Mickey, it would be these highly trained dogs.
"We get down there in the sluices, the bayous, the dense woods, the grown-up fields, it is very very tough and without these guys it's going to be very very hard," said Candella.
any updates on this story?
Just finished reading this.
May have found Mickey Shunick's body.
GEAUX UL! RIP MICKEY!