Accused killer spotted in small town, arrested

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Posted: Jul 31, 2014 9:32 PM by Zach Correa
Updated: Jul 31, 2014 9:32 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: bruce bourgeois, bruce bourgeois junior, murder, girlfriend, stabbing, destrehan, st. charles parish

INDEPENDENCE - A man, accused of killing his girlfriend and stabbing her mother, has been arrested after a resident recognized him from a news report on TV.

According to, Independence Police nabbed Bruce Bourgeois, Jr., after a resident saw him at a Dollar General. Investigators are not sure why the suspect was in the area.

Authorities said Bourgeois murdered his girlfriend and stabbed her mother at their home in Destrehan on Wednesday. Bourgeois and his girlfriend have a child together.

Bourgeois will be transferred from Tangipahoa Parish and booked into the St. Charles Parish Prison overnight on charges of 1st degree murder, attempted murder and armed robbery.

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