Kyle Joekel Wiki – Biography
Kyle Joekel was found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder in the 2012 slaying of St. John Sheriff’s Office deputies Brandon Nielsen and Jeremy Triche at the Scenic Riverview Trailer Park in LaPlace in August.
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Found Guilty on two Counts of First-degree Murder
The man found guilty for the ambush-style attack that killed two St. John the Baptist Parish deputies has been sentenced to life Sunday morning.
On Friday Kyle Joekel was found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder in the 2012 slaying of St. John Sheriff’s Office deputies Brandon Nielsen and Jeremy Triche at the Scenic Riverview Trailer Park in LaPlace in August.
State Representative Kyle M. Green Jr. has prefiled a bill in the latest push to eliminate capital punishment in Louisiana.
House Bill 38 would get rid of the death sentence as a form of punishment. Anyone who commits first-degree murder, first degree rape, and treason would get a max sentence of life imprisonment without consideration of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.
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Another attempt to end the death penalty in Louisiana fell short in the state Senate last year. Louisiana has gone more than a decade since its last execution, which came Jan. 7, 2010. Gerald Bordelon died by lethal injection.
If the proposal were to be passed in the upcoming legislative session beginning in March, inmates currently on death row would be resentenced.
Kyle Joekel Trial
trialJoekel’s attorneys argued that Brian Smith also fired shots at the deputies. Smith is currently being held in a mental hospital unable to stand trial.
Prosecutors claim that Joekel and Smith were members of an anti-government extremist group called “Sovereign Citizens.” The group operates out of the Scenic Riverview trailer park in LaPlace, where Nielsen and Triche were killed.
This sentencing comes two days after a new bill was proposed to eliminate the death penalty in Louisiana. The most recent execution in Louisiana was held on Jan. 7, 2010, more than a decade ago. Corrections officials say they can’t obtain lethal injection drugs amid pushback from pharmaceutical manufacturers, which has put a halt on executing death row inmates.