Family runs into daughter's killer at restaurant
BATON ROUGE - The grieving family of a two-month-old baby said they were in disbelief when they stared down their daughter's killer at a local restaurant over the weekend.
Stanley White managed to roam free for nearly 20 years due to a paperwork mistake. White was convicted in the July 1994 crash that killed Brittney Deville, but he never served a day of that sentence.
Last year, he was re-sentenced to two years of house arrest. The conditions of his probation were specific. He could go to work, church, the doctor or visit with his probation officer.
The Deville family stopped at IHOP on Siegen Lane on Sunday, and that's when they ran into Stanley White. They said he was at the counter complaining about his meal to a manager.
"I began taking pictures, documenting it then I made a phone call to the Attorney General's Office" Rachel Deville said.
The Attorney General and White's probation officer, Jodi LeBoeuf agreed White should not have been at IHOP.
An email obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit from LeBoeuf to the Deville family in part reads, "I have also addressed this verbally with Stanley White and advised him that he is in violation."
The Attorney General's Office immediately filed a motion to have this brought back to court. Part of that motion reads, "The state is requesting that the defendant be ordered back to court as quickly as possible to address the status of his home incarceration."
No one answered the door at White's Donaldsonville home today. The Investigative Unit has learned White no longer works at the chemical plant, which was one of the places he was allowed to go under the conditions of his probation.
The victim's family calls the mistake that allowed White to roam free, and their encounter with him over the weekend yet another blow to their confidence in the justice system.
"Someone is not doing their job," Deville said. "Maybe it's another clerical error they'll say. Who knows? Everything else has been a clerical error."
She wants to know what will happen next.
"What does it take for justice to finally be served? What is it going to take," Deville asked.
A date for the new court hearing has not been set yet. White's defense lawyer did not get back to us.