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Youngsville mother threatened with murder-suicide before being killed

Posted at 9:58 AM, Jul 25, 2020

Abuse, violence and a previous threat of murder-suicide preceded a Thursday night fatal shooting in Youngsville, according to The Advocate.

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Maple Grove Lane in Youngsville Thursday around 10:00 pm and found Trent Bodin, 45, and Lauri Walters Bodin, 42, dead from gunshot wounds. The Sheriff's Office said in a statement that investigators determined Trent Bodin killed his wife and then shot himself.

Divorce proceedings between the two have been active since last August.

In a filing, Lauri Bodin claimed that during an April visitation with one of their sons, Trent told her their situation would end in murder-suicide while discussing the sale of their home. He claimed in separate court documents finances were tight because he had been laid off from an oilfield position due to the coronavirus.

“ I’m gonna end up killing you and then have to kill myself. Just wait and see Lauri,” the divorce filing said.

Trent Bodin’s original divorce petition was preceded by Lauri Walters Bodin seeking a protective order against him for a 2019 incident in which she claimed he shoved and hit her in the arms and stomach before destroying furniture with a baseball bat and firing a handgun six times, striking walls, a window and a door, while she hid in a bathroom with one of their sons.

That incident was one of dozens of violent outbursts and attacks Lauri Bodin alleged in divorce proceedings.

To read more from The Advocate click here.

A candlelight vigil has been planned for Bodin Saturday night.
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