Sentencing closes ‘horrific case’

“Nothing will ever be the same,” Nicole Veillon angrily told Judge Emile R. St. Pierre, who today (July 2) sentenced her husband, Ed Veillon Jr., to life in prison.

Veillon has offered no acceptance of responsibility for his role in the murder of his 15-year-old son and attempted murder of his wife on April 22, 2018 in Paradis.

In an emotional proceeding that began with Nicole Veillon’s statement, through tears, she expressed her anger for what Veillon put her and her family through and lamented that “nothing will ever be the same.”

Prior to handing down the sentence, St. Pierre noted Veillon took no responsibility in the shootings.

Veillon was found guilty of second degree murder and attempted second degree murder by a St. Charles Parish jury on May 2, 2019. He was sentenced to life in prison with the Department of Corrections on the second degree murder charge and 50 years on the attempted second degree murder charge. Veillon was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Connie M. Aucoin.

“The sentence imposed in court this morning finally brings to a close this horrific case,” said District Attorney Joel T. Chaisson II. “A murder case involving a child is almost incomprehensible. This case is the worst of the worst, as a child died at the hands of his own parent. That Ed Veillon, Jr. will spend the rest of his life in prison, is the only just punishment given the facts and circumstances.”

Chaisson added Assistant District Attorney Connie Aucoin prosecuted “this heinous crime with the skill and expertise necessary to secure the conviction. Her unyielding pursuit of the truth is an invaluable asset to my office and her efforts make St. Charles Parish safer.”


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