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Two murder indictments handed up in St. Landry Parish cases

St. Landry Parish Courthouse
Posted at 4:20 PM, Apr 27, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-27 17:40:19-04

A St. Landry Parish grand jury has hadned up indictments in two recent slayings.

The grand jury indicted Jason Paul Laday in connection with the February 2023 shooting that happened at a health club in Opelousas. He's now charged with second-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm. He's accused of the slaying of Harrison Bordenave; a release from District Attorney Chad Pitre states that wasn't supposed to be at the health club when Bordenave was there, but he went anyway, took a gun, and shot Bordenave after a verbal exchange.

Also indicted was a 17-year-old who is accused in the April 10 drive-by shooting at a supermarket in Opelousas that left a man dead. Roderick Aaron Jr. died in the shooting. The teen is now charged with first-degree murder in the slaying.

Pitre said his office is trying to reduce violence in the parish by "swiftly bringing these matters to justice."