DeRidder man accused in child's stabbing death indicted in 36th JDC

John W. Hatfield III (Source: Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office)
John W. Hatfield III (Source: Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office)

DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) - The man accused in the stabbing death of a 4-year-old was indicted in 36th Judicial District Court this week on a charge of second-degree murder.

John W. Hatfield III, 25, is charged in the stabbing death of his nephew.

According to a news release from Beauregard Parish District Attorney David W. Burton, the stabbing happened Dec. 18 at a home in the Graybow area in Beauregard.

Bond in the case is set at $750,000 and Hatfield remains in custody.

Burton said an arraignment will be scheduled and a trial date will be set thereafter.

Burton said a Beauregard Parish grand jury met in special session Wednesday and Thursday, issuing several indictments, including the one for Hatfield.

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