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Lake Charles man found guilty on murder and attempted murder charges

Michael Thomas, 54, of Lake Charles.
Michael Thomas, 54, of Lake Charles.(CPSO)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 4:45 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - A Lake Charles man has been found guilty on second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder charges.

According to the district attorney’s office, on Friday, June 11, Michael Thomas, 54, of Lake Charles, was found guilty as charged of one count second-degree murder; and one count attempted second-degree murder.

In January of 2020, Thomas was accused of shooting and injuring his ex-girlfriend, as well as shooting her boyfriend who was later pronounced deceased, according to the district attorney’s office.

Post-trial motions will take place August 4 before Judge Guidry.

Assistant District Attorneys Charles Robinson and Amariha Fort prosecuted the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.

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