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Church Point man indicted in cold case homicide

Posted at 3:28 PM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 16:28:34-04

ST LANDRY PARISH, La. - A Church Point man has been indicted for a cold case homicide.

A True Bill (indictment) was filed against Michael Anthony Guillory, 31, for the second degree murder of Bethany Megan Walters, of Church Point.

In 2016, Walters' body was found in the bathroom of her residence, which she shared with Guillory, by investigating deputies. She appeared to have died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Court records reveal that deputies had initially interviewed Guillory during their investigation. Guillory told deputies that Walters had been sitting next to the bathtub while he was bathing. He stated that Walters was playing with a pistol when the weapon discharged.

Guilloy then said that he and his father attempted to resuscitate Walters before paramedics arrived. He then left the scene before the police arrived.

An initial autopsy report on Walters' body was inconclusive in determining foul play or suicide. However, an extensive forensic examination determined that Walters' death should be considered a homicide.

A second degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.