Accused killer still in coma
Crusading sister dies before finding justice
|Michelle Stuckey/Herald Guide|
Alyce Mongrue holds a picture of her sister Ginger Mongrue-Allen, who was murdered last September. Mongrue, 48, passed away in her sleep on Friday.
Mongrue, 48, died in her sleep, according to family members.
Sgt. Dwayne LaGrange with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office said in November that there is a warrant to arrest the suspect in Allen’s murder, Gary Farrell. But Farrell, 42, cannot be charged because he is in a coma after allegedly shooting himself on the day of Allen’s death.
“As far as we know, he is still in a coma,” LaGrange said, but he could not further discuss Farrell’s medical condition.
Authorities said that Farrell, a Luling resident, shot and killed Allen on Sept. 22 before calling police dispatchers to report the crime, causing a six-hour standoff that ended when he allegedly shot himself in the head.
At the time, Mongrue said that Farrell and Allen had been long-time friends and that she did not understand why her sister had been killed. She said that she did know Farrell to have manic depression, or bipolar disorder and that he had been romantically interested in her sister, but that Allen was never interested and the two had never dated.
In an interview last November, Mongrue said that she was “blown away” by her sister’s death.
“I’m still freaking out over it. I still have my bad days,” she said during the interview.
Funeral services for Mongrue were held on Monday with private burial to take place at a later date.
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