No charges for man who killed cousin's kidnapper - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

No charges for man who killed cousin's kidnapper

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Bethany Arceneaux and Scott Thomas. (Source: KATC) Bethany Arceneaux and Scott Thomas. (Source: KATC)
LAFAYETTE, LA -

A Lafayette Parish grand jury on Wednesday declined to indict the man who fatally shot the kidnapper who abducted his cousin in November.

Marcus Arceneaux was facing charges in the fatal shooting of Scott Thomas on Nov. 8, 2013.

Thomas, of Leonville, was Bethany Arceneaux's former boyfriend and the father of her child. The couple was estranged when Thomas abducted her on Nov. 6 as she arrived at a daycare to pick up their son.

KATC reported that Bethany Arceneaux was held in an abandoned home for two days before relatives found her.

Witnesses said Thomas was shot because he began attacking Arceneaux when they arrived to rescue her.

According to Lafayette Parish Assistant District Attorney Pat Magee, the grand jury appeared to agree with the D.A.'s office and Lafayette Parish Sheriff's office that the shooting was a "justifiable homicide."

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