UPDATE: LAFAYETTE, La. - (KPEL News) According to a preliminary report from the Lafayette Parish Coroner's Office Kouminique Marie Savoy, the victim of Monday's homicide, was stabbed to death.

ORIGINAL: LAFAYETTE, La. - (KPEL News) Slowly more details are coming out after a woman's body was found Monday morning in the 200 block of Prairie Lane.

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Spokesman John Mowell says they have arrested a Lafayette man in the death of 38-year-old Kouminique Marie Savoy.

Deputies began investigating the case after being called out at around 11:30 Monday morning. As they first stated they found the situation to be suspicious.

As the investigation continued to unfold police arrested 35-year-old William Roger Broussard late Monday evening. The man is facing the following charges:

Second-Degree Murder 

Domestic Abuse Child Endangerment

Simple Criminal Damage to Property

Interfering with Emergency Communication

Mowell says they are not releasing any other details concerning this murder. We will continue to work on the story to provide more information about the circumstances surrounding this situation.

If convicted of Second-Degree Murder, Broussard could be punished by life imprisonment at hard labor without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

Officials tell us that an autopsy will be performed Tuesday.

The second charge against Broussard is launched against someone when a minor child is present at a scene where an act of domestic violence had happened. Here is how the law reads from the Louisiana State Legislature's website:

Domestic Abuse Child Endangerment (14:35.3 (I). This Subsection shall be cited as the "Domestic Abuse Child Endangerment Law". Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, when the state proves, in addition to the elements of the crime as set forth in Subsection A of this Section, that a minor child thirteen years of age or younger was present at the residence or any other scene at the time of the commission of the offense, the offender, in addition to any other penalties imposed pursuant to this Section, shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than three years.


List of Homicides and Deaths in Acadiana for 2023

Whether you pay attention to the news each day or just sporadically check in every once in a while, I think you will agree that we are often reading about homicides and deaths around Acadiana. 2023 seems to be showing that Acadiana will have a busy year when it comes to homicides, fatal crashes, and pedestrian deaths.

List of Homicides and Deaths in Acadiana for 2022

There have been multiple homicides in Acadiana for 2022. The following is a list, by parish, of each of the homicides and deaths that have happened so far this year. It is astounding the number of deaths in our area this year. Multiple deaths due to shootings have happened this year along with several hit-and-run deaths.