Attempted murder suspect released, alleged victim frightened

Attempted murder suspect released, alleged victim frightened

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A Moss Bluff man was indicted Thursday, after being accused of attempting to kill his wife. Now, Robert Moreau is out on bond.

The grand jury indicted Moreau on charges of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault, illegal use of a weapon, domestic abuse, child endangerment and contributing to the delinquency of juveniles.

Investigators said in October 2018, Moreau got into a physical fight with his wife, Sarah Moreau. Her children, ages 14, 12 and 10 years old are said to have stepped in to separate the two after Moreau allegedly fired a pistol at Sarah.

“She acknowledges that if the kids had not helped her, that she wouldn’t be alive," John Green, Sarah’s attorney said.

This week, Moreau was released from Calcasieu Correctional, leading Green to speak out on Sarah’s behalf.

""It ended with one of the children getting a gun from the house and pulling it on him, saying, ‘get off my mother,'" Green said about the incident that happened in October. “It was after that, that he got the body armor on, got the helmet, the weapon and essentially stalked around the yard looking for them, threatening to kill them.”

Some of the special conditions part of Moreau’s release this week include:

  • He must reside at a specific address
  • Undergo a mental health evaluation
  • Assist in the location of firearms in his possession during the incident
  • No alcohol or drugs unless prescribed by a licensed professional 
  • Don’t possess tactical wear, guns or ammo
  • Report to a “trial compliance officer” every two weeks 
  • Abide by a curfew 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Even with these special conditions, Green doesn’t believe Moreau should have been released.

“This is not some place in the middle of nowhere, where this took place. There are neighbors within speaking distance there are, he could have killed, he could have killed, anyone when he was firing his gun like that," Green said. "So, yeah, other than my client, should other people be worried about that? Yeah, they should be worried.”

We reached out to Moreau’s attorney, Tom Lorenzi, about the incident and his release this week, Lorenzi said he’s unable to comment at this time.

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