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 »
MORGAN CITY - Two sheriff's deputies injured in a shooting which killed a Chitimacha Police officer received new body armor recently.
Safariland and Barney's Police Supplies presented the armor to St. Mary Parish sheriff's deputies Jason Javier and Matthew Strickland, who were both wounded in the January attack by... more »
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 »
FRANKLIN- A funeral service will be held Thursday for the Chitimacha tribal police officer killed in shootings that also wounded two sheriff's deputies and left another man dead. The service for Sgt. Rick Riggenbach is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Crossing Place Church in Franklin, followed by burial at a... more »
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 »
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 »