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Siblings arrested on murder charges after 3 bodies found

2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Thursday, October 26 2017 Oct 26, 2017 October 26, 2017 12:43 PM October 26, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
ALEXANDRIA- A brother and sister have been arrested on murder charges in the deaths of three people whose bodies were found in two separate locations in a central Louisiana parish.
  
Authorities said Thursday that the siblings, 29-year-old Matthew Sonnier and 31-year-old Ebony Nicole Sonnier, were arrested on first-degree murder charges in the deaths of two Alexandria men whose burned bodies were found in Rapides Parish. Investigators discovered the men's burned remains after extinguishing a fire in a roadside ditch last Wednesday.
  
The Sonniers also face first-degree murder charges in the fatal stabbing of 42-year-old Latish White, whose body was found in a Pineville road approximately three hours before the discovery of the burned bodies.
  
Rapides Parish Sheriff William Earl Hilton wouldn't immediately explain why investigators believe the cases are connected.

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