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Dalton Prejean Jr.- 1st Degree Murder

Tuesday, October 16, 2001

According to a spokesperson for Sheriff Michael W. Neustrom, charges of Attempted 1st Degree Murder have been upgraded to 1st Degree Murder for Dalton Prejean Jr. Prejean was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center at approximately 10:23 PM Monday and is being held without bond. Deputies arrested Prejean Monday evening after being called to the 100th block of Windward in response to a Cruelty to a Juvenile call. The 14-month-old victim was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead at 5:00 PM Tuesday evening. The Juvenile Division of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is conducting this investigation, an autopsy is pending.

Donna Delahoussaye
Public Information Officer
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
(337) 236-5814 (337) 232-9211