Arrest in 1987 SW Louisiana cold case bludgeoning
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Lake Charles Police Chief Donald Dixon says officers investigating a 29-year-old bludgeoning death have arrested a man who was accused of the killing in 1987 but then released.
Dixon didn’t say what evidence led to Wednesday’s arrest of 53-year-old Harry James Richard, whose bond was set at $1.1 million. Nor did he say whether the evidence was related to the exhumation in July of the remains of 75-year-old Noah Breaux.
Dixon said Richard wants an attorney before talking to investigators.
Breaux’s body was found in his house after a fire.
Police arrested Breaux’s granddaughter and Richard, who was her boyfriend. But the case was dropped.
Deputy Chief Mark Kraus told KPLC-TV earlier this year that a witness who had implicated them changed her story.
KPLC-TV (http://bit.ly/2hmwLbb) livestreamed the news conference.
Information from: KPLC-TV, http://kplctv.com
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