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Detectives Make arrest in Murder case

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

On Sunday evening March 1, 2009 at approximately 10:30pm, Detectives with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office received a call identifying 19 year old Aaron Francois and 19 year old Kevin Gildhouse as the two individuals featured on the news. They were being shown as persons of interest in the murder of a cab driver which occurred on Monday February 23, 2009.

Detectives began looking into this information and by 6am Monday morning March 2, 2009, obtained enough evidence to take both suspects into custody without incident at their residence in the 400 Block of Dulles Dr. in Lafayette.

Both suspects did admit to being involved with the crime and have since been charged with 1st Degree Murder and Armed Robbery.

A third person 18 year old Margaret Sanchez was found to have aided the suspects after the crime and has been charged with Accessory After the Fact to 1st Degree Murder

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