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  • Death penalty sought in officer's shooting

    August 2, 2013 8:48 AM

    FRANKLIN - Prosecutors in St. Mary Parish will seek the death penalty against a Charenton man indicted in the deaths earlier this year of a neighbor and a Chitimacha Tribal Police officer. The announcement came as 48-year-old Wilbert Thibodeaux changed his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity... more »
  • Sanity hearing requested in officer's death

    February 6, 2013 7:00 AM

    LAFAYETTE - An attorney for the 48-year-old Charenton man accused of killing a police officer and another man last month says he will seek to have his client examined by a two-doctor sanity commission. Public defender Craig Colwart says Wilbert Thibodeaux "exhibited bizarre behavior" before and after the Jan. 26... more »
  • Funeral arrangements released for slain officer

    January 28, 2013 4:12 PM

    CHARENTON - Authorities in St. Mary Parish released funeral details this afternoon for the police officer killed during a shootout this weekend. Investigators said Sgt. Rick Riggenbach, 52, with Chitimacha Police died during a confrontation Saturday with Wilbert Thibodeaux, who police said killed another man and set his mobile... more »
  • Charenton shooting raises questions about mental illness Play Video

    January 28, 2013 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Serious questions are being raised about mental health in the state following the shooting of three law enforcement officers and another man in Charenton, Louisiana over the weekend. Two of the victims died, one of them a police officer. "I can't believe the system failed that... more »
  • Slain officer hailed as "hero" after shootout

    January 28, 2013 10:15 AM

    CHARENTON - Authorities called a Chitimacha tribal officer killed by a gunman this weekend a "hero," saying he continued to try and save the lives of people in the line of fire before he died. State Police said 48-year-old Wilbert Thibodeaux shot and killed Sgt. Rick Riggenbach Saturday in... more »
  • Friends of accused gunman say he was mentally ill Play Video

    January 27, 2013 9:12 PM

    CHARENTON, La. - Edmee Allian and Glayds Charles-LaFleur are looking to each other for comfort. The women are trying to come to grips with the news that their lifelong friend, Wilbert Thibodaux is accused of murder. "I've known him well over 25 years, I considered him like a brother,... more »

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