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Man charged with Manslaughter

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

On Monday, May 17, 2004 Detectives with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 50 year-old Craig Morvant of 230 Jenkins Road in Scott, on one count of Manslaughter.

The arrest warrant was issued after an investigation began on Saturday, May 15, 2004. Sheriff's Office deputies responded to 230 Jenkins Road after a relative attempted to wake 37 year-old Angelle M. Nini and discovered she was not breathing. Witnesses indicated that the victim had been ill for sometime.

Sheriff's Office Detectives continued to investigate and on Monday, May 17, 2004 an autopsy revealed the cause of death to be internal blunt trauma. With this information and other evidence obtained, the husband of the victim, Craig Morvant, was arrested. He is being held at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on a $250,000 Bond.

Lt. Craig Stansbury
Public Information Officer
Lafayette Sheriff's Office