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Scott man pleads guilty to 2019 homicide

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Posted at 1:12 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 14:12:23-04

CROWLEY, La. — A Scott man pleaded guilty on Thursday to the murder of his estranged wife who was shot to death in 2019.

Paul Dale Bourque Sr., 55, pleaded guilty on May 14 to an amended charge of second degree murder, aggravated burglary and illegal possession of a stolen firearm in the 15th Judicial District in Acadia Parish.

According to court records, 15th JDC Judge Kristian Earles sentenced Bourque to serve a term of life imprisonment at hard labor with the Louisiana Department of Corrections, which is to be served without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of the sentence.

On April 5, 2019, the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to reports of a homicide at an address in the 200 block of Estella Lane, just north of Mire. The investigation revealed that the victim, identified as 40-year-old Amy Bernard Bourque, was staying at this residence with family members.

Around 7 a.m. the victim’s estranged husband, identified as Bourque of Scott allegedly came to the home and shot the victim.

Amy Bernard Bourque died on scene.

Deputies say that with the assistance of Scott Police were able to locate Bourque and arrest him on April 6, 2019.

He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Jail and then transported to the Acadia Parish Jail on charges of aggravated burglary and first degree murder.

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