Brandon Scott Lavergne, the man who admitted to killing two Lafayette women, was placed on lockdown earlier this month after an attempted escape from Angola.
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KATC Investigates obtained Lavergne’s discipline records from Angola that show this isn’t the first time he’s been disciplined. He’s accused of repeatedly trying to contact three different families, including at least one of the victim’s family members after being told not to. After being warned, he reportedly tried to go around the system and sent letters to his own family members to give to the people he wasn’t supposed to contact; one time he sent a letter and signed a fake offender’s name on the envelope.
In August, Lavergne was moved to a different camp at Angola after a guard found a cell phone hidden in a book with the pages cut out, a report indicates.
In December 2012, he was sent to Camp J – a notorious facility at Angola were inmates were placed in solitary confinement – for having a make-shift key that was made from of a battery.
Lavergne is serving two life sentences for Mickey Shunick’s murder and the 1999 murder of Lisa Pate, another Lafayette woman. Acting as his own attorney, he has filed dozens of writs, trying to get his sentences overturned. They’ve all been rejected; the most recent rejection came from the state Supreme Court earlier this month.