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Sheriff: Sex offender killed by relative

5 years 1 week 2 days ago Tuesday, September 22 2015 Sep 22, 2015 September 22, 2015 10:47 AM September 22, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones
Image: Anthony Nixon (L), Brandon Nixon (R) / WFPSO

ST. FRANCISVILLE - The sheriff of West Feliciana Parish said a relative of a registered sex offender shot and killed the man this week.

Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said 30-year-old Anthony Nixon is accused of second-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Brandon Nixon.

Daniel said Anthony Nixon shot Brandon Nixon around 11:22 a.m. Monday while on Coates Road in the community of Independence. The sheriff did not provide a motive for the shooting.

Brandon Nixon is listed on the WFPSO sex offender registry as a Tier 1 offender for a 2008 conviction of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. The sheriff's office said he also failed to register or notify as a sex offender in 2013.

Deputies said Anthony Nixon was booked into the West Feliciana Parish Detention Center. Bond has not been set at this time.

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