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Man accused of killing father now in Lafayette Parish Jail

Posted at 8:26 AM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 12:29:15-05
Willie Thomas Jr. courtesy Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office

The Lafayette man accused of killing his father last week is in the Lafayette Parish Jail.

According to arrest reports, Willie Thomas Jr. was booked into LPCC on January 13, 2018.

Thomas, Jr., was arrested after a car crash in St. Mary Parish. He transported to Lafayette after being released from the hospital.

Thomas is facing second-degree murder charges for allegedly killing his father Willie Thomas Sr. Thomas’ father’s body was found by police in their home located in the 200 block of Joy Street.

Investigators say that Willie Thomas Sr. died of head trauma.

Thomas’ bond has been set at $250,000.