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Lafayette teen arrested on second-degree murder charge

Posted: 9:08 AM, Oct 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-26 10:08:22-04

A Lafayette teen has been arrested by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office on a charge of second-degree murder.

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team arrested 17-year-old on Thursday after a felony warrant was executed in the 100 block of Verna Street in Lafayette.

Demonte Prier
Demonte Prier courtesy Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office

He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on a charge of second-degree murder. Prier’s bond is set at $500,000.

Prier was previously arrested in December 2017 in connection with the shooting death of Comeaux High student Da’Ni’Cea Maze. Another teenager, 17-year-old Gabriel Breaux, was also arrested on first-degree murder charges in that case.

The Sheriff’s Office did not say in what incident Prier’s second-degree murder charge is connected.