Grand jury expected to consider formal charges against Dakota Theriot
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A grand jury in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, is set to consider formal charges against a man accused of killing his girlfriend, members of her family, and his parents before fleeing to Virginia.
The Advocate reports District Attorney Scott Perrilloux says he's seeking three counts of first-degree murder against 21-year-old Dakota Theriot in the deaths of Summer Ernest, her brother, and her father. The jury will meet Thursday morning.
Authorities say Theriot fatally shot the Ernests and then killed his parents at their neighboring Ascension Parish home. He was arrested the next day at his grandmother's home in Virginia.
Fearing he would show up, she had checked into a hotel and asked authorities to check her home. Theriot was also charged with offenses including first-degree murder in his parents' deaths in Ascension Parish.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
LSU students divided on Coach O's parting ways with the university
Coach Ed Orgeron, LSU parting ways after 2021 season
Cole Kelley tosses 5 touchdowns in 61-24 win over Houston Baptist
Tigers use complete game for upset win over Florida
Fans' Choice Player of the week 6: Central's Glen Cage