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Ponchatoula man indicted in fatal shooting

3 years 4 months 1 day ago June 25, 2013 Jun 25, 2013 Tuesday, June 25 2013 June 25, 2013 8:29 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

AMITE - A Tangipahoa Parish grand jury has indicted an 18-year-old man in the shooting of a 39-year-old woman that led to a two-day search.

Ryan Pourciau is charged with one count of second-degree murder. He is scheduled for arraignment Thursday.

Sheriff's deputies arrested Pourciau two months ago in connection to the death of April Vanderlinden.

His arrest came a day after Vanderlinden was found shot in the backyard of her home. She later died at a hospital.

Deputies shot and wounded Pourciau at the home.

Sheriff Daniel Edwards said Pourciau was hiding under a bed in Vanderlinden's home when her family returned to the house and found a bulletproof vest belonging to Pourciau.

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