Police identify Destrehan woman who was stabbed to death
Waite’s mother, Carmelina Waite, was also injured in an attack at the home and is currently in the hospital being treated for stab wounds. She remains in critical condition.
The suspect in the murder, 34-year-old Bruce Bourgeois Jr., had spoken to his live-in girlfriend's mother, Carmelina, earlier in the day and asked for a ride to his probation officer. He said that his girlfriend, Mia, was sick and couldn't bring him, according to Sgt. Dwayne LaGrange, spokesman for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.
When Carmelina arrived at the home Bourgeois and Mia shared, she asked to see her daughter but Bourgeois refused to let her do so, LaGrange said. Instead, Bourgeois allegedly attacked Carmelina, but she was eventually able to escape to a home across the street. Though her injuries were so severe that she was unable to speak, Carmelina handed the neighbor a note that said police needed to respond to 318 Madewood Drive.
When deputies arrived at the scene at 9:07 a.m. they found Mia dead in the bathroom from what appears to be multiple stab wounds.
Carmelina was rushed to the hospital.†
Mia had a child with Bourgeois. LaGrange said the child was moved to a secure location.
Bourgeois was arrested in Independence Thursday night.
The generations of Luling families keeping alive what has become the tradition of...
Christmas will come early in St. Charles Parish when the Norco Christmas Parade...
Destrehan simply had no answers for Landry-Walker. ...
Following a vote by the St. Charles Parish Council in favor of renewing property...
Ranking as the fourth best performing public school district in Louisiana, St....
Destrehan entered Thanksgiving week with plenty to be thankful foró and now they...
Bent's RV is a Full Service RV Dealership in Louisiana.
Top-seeded Wildcats will host Ehret for trip to semis - 583 views
Top-seeded Destrehan generated some late game heroics to survive a second round trip to Mandeville last week.