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Sentencing delayed for Sulphur man accused of church vandalism

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Daniel Wayne Duplechin. (Source: Sulphur Police Department) Daniel Wayne Duplechin. (Source: Sulphur Police Department)
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

A Sulphur man who admitted to vandalizing four local churches in December 2012 won't be sentenced until later this year.

Daniel Wayne Duplechin, 36, was in court Wednesday for sentencing but Judge Kent Savoie said he wants Duplechin to undergo more evaluation.

When he was arrested, Duplechin told authorities that he was on a mission from God and that God told him to destroy statues at the churches.

Savoie told Duplechin that he wants to make sure he won't act on the voices in the future, like if the voices tell Duplechin to kill some one.

Duplechin, who pleaded guilty to four counts of simple burglary of a religious building earlier this year. is set to appear in mental health court at 1:30 p.m. today.

All four churches -- Our Lady Prompt Succor Catholic Church, Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church, Henning United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Sulphur -- have said they do not want Duplechin jailed or be forced to pay restitution. They just want him to get help.

Duplechin is already serving time on a probation violation for a previous third-offense DWI conviction.

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