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Homicide suspect gets upgraded charge

Posted at 12:00 PM, Mar 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 16:47:43-04

UPDATE: A suspect in connection with a homicide in Lafayette Parish last week is now facing an upgraded charge.

Thirty-two-year-old Sean Perroncel was arrested Wednesday on a charge of accessory after the fact to second-degree murder. That charge has been upgraded to second-degree murder.

Perroncel and 23-year-old Maximilian Trautmann are also each facing an armed robbery charge.

Trautmann was arrested Wednesday for second-degree murder.

Both men are facing charges in connection with the shooting death of 25-year-old Pernell Boudreaux.

Boudreaux was killed the morning of March 9 on Lebesque Road.

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Maximilian Trautman
Maximilian Trautman
Courtesy LPSO

Published March 13, 2019

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office says two arrests have been made in a homicide investigation that began Saturday morning.

Deputies say 23-year-old Maximilian Trautmann and 32-year-old Sean Perroncel have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of 25-year-old Pernell Boudreaux. Boudreaux’s body was found on Lebesque Road in Lafayette Parish on March 9.

Trautmann was arrested and booked on a charge of second-degree murder. Perroncel was arrested on a charge of accessory after the fact to second-degree murder.

Sean D. Perroncel
Sean D. Perroncel Courtesy LPSO

Bond has been set for both at $150,000.

The sheriff’s office says that neighbors told them they heard gunshots and that an altercation took place in the area. No other details about the investigation have been released by the sheriff’s office.

The homicide investigation was the first of 2019 for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.

A vigil was held by Boudreaux’s family on Monday.

UPDATE: Vigil planned for homicide victim