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Teen girl chased down, killed in LaPlace machete attack

Posted at 1:41 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 14:41:30-04

A 23-year-old man killed a woman and attacked two people with a machete inside a LaPlace home before chasing down a fleeing 15-year-old girl and killing her in the street Sunday afternoon, our media partners at The Advocate/Times Picayune report.

Oscar Urias was taken into custody shortly after the teen was killed and booked with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre told the newspapers.

Urias allegedly killed one of the adult women with the machete. At some point, he wounded the other adult woman and the man, Tregre told the papers.

The 15-year-old girl managed to escape the house and run for help. But Urias followed, catching her in the roadway about four houses down from the residence, Tregre told the papers.

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