UPDATE: Following closing arguments on Saturday at 1:15 p.m., the jury unanimously voted for Kevin Daigle to receive the death penalty.

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UPDATE: Kevin Daigle has been found guilty of First Degree Murder.

The penalty phase of the trial will begin at 10:00 am tomorrow at the Lafayette courthouse.
The penalty phase is expected to last a few days.

 

Jury selection is underway in Lafayette for the man accused of killing a Louisiana State Trooper in 2015.

Kevin Daigle was indicted in the 14th Judicial District in Lake Charles, but the court granted him a change of venue and jury selection was moved to Lafayette.

Daigle is accused of killing Trooper Steven Vincent after he stopped to help Daigle, whose truck was stuck in a ditch.

The state is seeking the death penalty and trial is expected to last two to three weeks.