Lafayette Bike Path May Be Named To Honor Mickey Schunick
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A loop of proposed and current bicycle pathways may be named in honor of murdered cyclist who disappeared in 2012 while she biked home one night.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1Tau8Di) the proposed "Mickey Shunick Memorial Bike Loop" will circle about eight miles around the city of Lafayette's core, including past Shunick's ghost-bike memorial that marks the spot of her abduction.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council meets Tuesday.
Shunick disappeared as she biked home in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012.
Brandon Scott Lavergne, now 36, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in Shunick's death. Court records show he confessed to knocking Shunick off her bike with his truck, abducting her and later shooting her after she sprayed him with Mace and stabbed him.
He was sentenced to life without parole.
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