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Trial date set for man accused in cold case murder

1 year 11 months 4 weeks ago December 04, 2014 Dec 4, 2014 Thursday, December 04 2014 December 04, 2014 5:15 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE- A trial date was scheduled today for a man accused in the 1984 murder of Gary Kergan.

Ronald Dunnagan appeared in court today, facing the family members who have long wondered what happened to Gary Kergan.

Dunnagan was arrested a few months ago after being indicted on second degree murder charges. In May, Dunnagan's ex-girlfriend Leila Mulla, plead guilty to manslaughter for her role in Kergan's killing.

Prosecutors said the duo lured Kergan back to an apartment in North Baton Rouge where he was given poisoned wine and beaten.

Kergan's car was found in Metairie with blood inside, but his body was never found.

"This is the final piece now that we have a trial date set," Gary's brother, Ted Kergan said. "It feels like we can see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Mulla is serving a 30 year sentence.

Dunnagan's trial is set for July 13, 2015.

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