The husband of a homicide victim has been arrested for second-degree murder.
The body of 37-year-old Heather Mouton was discovered by Crowley police at a residence in the 1200 block of Lurose Drive just after midnight Friday. Court records show Mouton lived at an address in that block.
Witness accounts placed Mouton’s husband, 38-year-old Demetric Savoy, at the scene before she died, Chief Jimmy Broussard said. Savoy was found shortly after by police and taken into custody for questioning.
Savoy was arrested Friday night for second-degree murder, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and violation of protective order. He was booked into jail with no bond.
Mouton, a mother of three, requested a restraining order against Savoy on May 10. She wrote that he "strangled/choked" her, and at one point, he asked if she "was ready to die."
"Lord knows I’m not ready to die. I have [too] much to live for," she wrote. "He said I better not report him or else."
The Calcasieu Forensics Laboratory is conducting an autopsy on Mouton’s body for an unofficial cause of death.