Kevin Daigle requests another change in venue - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Kevin Daigle requests another change in venue

Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center) Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

Kevin Daigle's defense attorneys are asking for another change of venue.

Daigle is accused of shooting to death State Trooper Steven Vincent during a traffic stop in 2015. Daigle is scheduled to go to trial on Monday.

Jury selection in the Calcasieu Parish first-degree murder case has already been moved to Bossier Parish due to publicity.

However, Daigle's attorneys say a recent drug operation by state police has jeopardized the ability to gather a fair jury in Bossier.

Last week, Louisiana State Police announced a law enforcement operation named in honor of Trooper Steven Vincent.

Nearly 180 arrests were made during Operation D-57 - which was Vincent's LSP unit number.

The document reads, "In light of the continued release of prejudicial media, the pervasive grief and attitude of the community at large, and the recent, targeted release of a blizzard of prejudicial media, coordinated by state law enforcement, utilizing multiple law enforcement agencies in Bossier Parish, and targeted and timed to occur in the weeks just before Mr. Daigle is scheduled to begin selecting a jury in this death penalty case, Mr. Daigle respectfully submits this renewed Motion for Change of Venue from Bossier Parish."

Read the entire request below:

Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • BREAKING

    Twelve to take test to be next Lake Charles Chief of Police

    Twelve to take test to be next Lake Charles Chief of Police

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-07-21 01:26:36 GMT
    The City of Lake Charles is currently in the hiring process to replace retiring Chief of Police Don Dixon. Dixon is retiring in January 2019. (Source: Spark)The City of Lake Charles is currently in the hiring process to replace retiring Chief of Police Don Dixon. Dixon is retiring in January 2019. (Source: Spark)

    Twelve people have applied to take the Civil Service test to be the next Chief of Police for the Lake Charles Police Department. Current Chief of Police Don Dixon has announced that he intends to retire Jan. 15, 2019. The deadline to apply to take the test was Wednesday, July 18. The dozen people who applied are made up of several former and current LCPD members and law enforcement from agencies in Louisiana and Texas. KPLC's Theresa Schmidt will be interviewing Mayor Ni...

    More >>

    Twelve people have applied to take the Civil Service test to be the next Chief of Police for the Lake Charles Police Department. Current Chief of Police Don Dixon has announced that he intends to retire Jan. 15, 2019. The deadline to apply to take the test was Wednesday, July 18. The dozen people who applied are made up of several former and current LCPD members and law enforcement from agencies in Louisiana and Texas. KPLC's Theresa Schmidt will be interviewing Mayor Ni...

    More >>
  • Westlake marching band beats the heat

    Westlake marching band beats the heat

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-07-21 01:16:51 GMT

    Westlake High School's marching band doesn't have camp until next week, but freshmen joining the band were out practicing Friday. But they weren't going through formations on the football field. They were in the parking lot.

    More >>

    Westlake High School's marching band doesn't have camp until next week, but freshmen joining the band were out practicing Friday. But they weren't going through formations on the football field. They were in the parking lot.

    More >>
  • LC Health Dashboard unveiled

    LC Health Dashboard unveiled

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:38:02 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    What they call the City Health Dashboard was unveiled this morning at Lake Charles City Hall. It's basically a web site to learn about 36 key measures of health and factors affecting health in five areas--including health behaviors, physical environment and health outcomes.    it lets people see how lake Charles compares to other cities or counties across the country. “Every day of the city, quality of life matters and what more can average every day citizens do to ...

    More >>

    What they call the City Health Dashboard was unveiled this morning at Lake Charles City Hall. It's basically a web site to learn about 36 key measures of health and factors affecting health in five areas--including health behaviors, physical environment and health outcomes.    it lets people see how lake Charles compares to other cities or counties across the country. “Every day of the city, quality of life matters and what more can average every day citizens do to ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly