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Jan 21, 2010 5:44 AM

Teen pleads insanity in deputy-shooting case

HOUMA, La. (AP) A Bourg teenager accused of shooting a Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputy last summer has changed his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.

Eighteen-year-old Adrian Broussard was arrested July 29 after a 12-hour manhunt in Montegut. Authorities said he shot and wounded deputy Donald Bourg outside a post office the night before and hid in an abandoned house. He faces several charges, including attempted first-degree murder of Bourg, who was shot three times.

Broussard pleaded not guilty Sept. 15. He changed his plea Tuesday and is being held in lieu of $2 million bond.

Broussard's court-appointed attorney, Amanda Mustin, says Broussard has a history of suicide attempts, bouts with depression and bipolar disorder. State District Judge Timothy Ellender granted her request to have her client's mental status re-evaluated.

A trial date is set for May 3.


Information from: The Courier,


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