LSP detectives make arrest in 2002 St. Martin Parish cold case

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 4:18pm

Following a two year cold case homicide investigation, Louisiana State Police Detectives have arrested a Breaux Bridge man and charged him with 2nd Degree Murder.

In August of 2012, the St. Martin Parish District Attorney’s Office contacted Louisiana State Police and requested their assistance with a cold case homicide which occurred in 2002. During the investigation, Detectives were able to obtain information leading them to investigate 36 year old Marshall Alexander Jr. of Breaux Bridge. Based on the investigation Detectives uncovered information which indicated that on March 28, 2002 Alexander shot and killed Scott Latiolais in a field in St. Martin Parish.

On June 27, 2014, the case was presented by the St. Martin Parish District Attorney’s Office to a St. Martin Parish Grand Jury. The Grand Jury returned an indictment for 2nd Degree Murder.

On July 1, 2014, Detectives arrested Alexander at a residence in Breaux Bridge. Alexander was booked into the St. Martin Parish Jail without incident.


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