UPDATE: First day of testimony ends in Daigle trial

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Posted at 7:05 PM, Jul 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 18:13:50-04

The jury heard opening statements, as well as testimony from nine witnesses today.

It was the first day of trial for Kevin Daigle, who is accused of first-degree murder in the slaying of a State Trooper.

The jury and alternates were seated last week. Daigle was granted a change of venue, which means his jury was selected here in Lafayette.

Opening statements began Sunday, July 7, at 9:00 a.m.

Daigle is accused of killing Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015. The slaying happened in Calcasieu Parish.

The state is seeking the death penalty.