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LABADIEVILLE HOMICIDE UPDATE - Friday, February 20, 2015

LABADIEVILLE- Assumption Parish Sheriff, Mike Waguespack reported that on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at approximately 9:14pm, the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a concerned citizen stating that there was a male subject lying in a yard, in the 100 block of Violet Street, located in the Labadieville community, and was possibly intoxicated.

Upon the arrival of patrol deputies, it was observed that the subject was unresponsive and rescue units were requested.

Once medical units arrived and the subject was further evaluated, it was determined that the subject was deceased. The victim is identified as a 20 year old male named Daquan Rainey. Rainey had recently moved to Assumption Parish with relatives and was a former resident of Houma. Mr. Rainey was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Assumption Parish Coroner’s Office and his body has been transported to the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office to determine the exact cause of death.

The facts in regards to the manner of Rainey’s death are unknown at this time and detectives with A.P.S.O. are investigating it as a homicide.

UPDATE: Last Night Detectives obtained a Judicial Arrest Warrant for William O. Thompson, age 61, of 187 Violet Street, Labadieville, Louisiana. At approximately 9:30 p.m. last night, Thompson was arrested and charged with Manslaughter. No bond has been set as of the time of this release.

Thompson confessed to Detectives that he stabbed the victim inside the residence after a verbal and physical altercation over cigarettes. After the stabbing, the victim ran outside and collapsed. The preliminary cause of death reported by Detectives who attended the autopsy at the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office is reported to be a stab wound which severed the pulmonary artery. A knife was later recovered from outside the residence which is believed to be the weapon used.

If you have any questions concerning this new release, please contact Sheriff Mike Waguespack at 985-369-7281 or 985-637-6392.


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