A Lafayette grand jury handed up indictments in five different murder cases.

James Aaron Malloy
Courtesy LPSO
James Malloy, 30, was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder in the November 2018 slaying of Libby Malloy. Libby was James’ sister; investigators say he was living with her when the incident happened.

Willie Thomas Jr. was indicted by the grand jury on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the January slaying of Willie James Thomas. Thomas, Jr., was arrested after a car crash in St. Mary Parish. He was transported to Lafayette’s jail after being released from the hospital. He’s accused of killing his father. Investigators say the father died of head trauma.

Willie James Earl Thomas Junior, photo from Lafayette City Police

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicholas Hebert, photo from Lafayette Police

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicholas James Hebert, was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the January slaying of Frederick Richardson of Baton Rouge. That shooting occurred January 3, 2019, at a local hotel in the 2100 block of the NW Evangeline Thruway.

Sean Perroncel Courtesy LPSO

Maximilian Trautman
Courtesy LPSO
Sean Perroncel and Maximilian Trautmann were indicted on one charge of second-degree murder each in connection with the slaying earlier this month of Pernell Boudreaux.

 

Boudreaux was shot to death the morning of March 9 on Lebesque Road.

 

Tyler James Hebert / LPD

Derek J. Junca / LPSO
Tyler Hebert and Derek Junca, were indicted on one charge of first-degree murder each in connection with the March 13 slaying of Christian Roper. Also today, the District Attorney filed a notice, in this case, saying he did not intend to seek the death penalty against either defendant.  Roper died following a shooting in the parking lot of the Grand Pointe Apartments on Kaliste Saloom Road.