Goudeau found guilty on rape, att. murder charges

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A jury found Ivan Goudeau guilty of aggravated rape and attempted murder in State District Court Friday afternoon.

Both the prosecution and defense rested their cases this morning and closing arguments ended early Friday afternoon. The jury deliberated the case and returned their verdict just after 4 p.m. Friday.

On Friday morning, jurors viewed photographs of the injuries the victim suffered. They also heard testimony from a nurse who treated the victim at the hospital.

On Thursday in court, the woman who was brutally stabbed and raped, allegedly by Goudeau, took the witness stand to tell of her horrific ordeal.

So far during the trial, more than 130 pieces of evidence have been presented.

The victim is once again in the courtroom on Friday, as are members from the suspect's family.

Goudeau has been held in the Calcasieu Parish Jail with bond set at $6 million.

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