Calcasieu DA will seek death penalty for man accused of killing Trooper

Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) – The Calcasieu District Attorney’s Office said it intends to seek the death penalty for a man indicted in the death of a Louisiana state trooper.

Kevin Daigle was indicted Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and second-degree murder, as well as a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Daigle is accused of killing his roommate Blake Brewer, then killing State Trooper Steven Vincent.

Authorities say Vincent was responding to a report of an erratic driver in the Bell City area on Aug. 23 when he came upon Daigle, whose truck was stuck in the ditch. As Vincent attempted to get Daigle to get out of the truck, Daigle opened the door and shot him with a sawed-off shotgun, said Col. Mike Edmonson, head of the Louisiana State Police.

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