The mother of Brandon Scott Lavergne, the man charged with Aggravated Kidnapping and murder of UL-Lafayette student Mickey Shunick has released a statement regarding her son's arrest.

The statement reads:

"I would like to offer my condolences to the Shunick family. I would also like to have closure. I know I'm sorry is never enough however, it is all I have to offer at this moment. I am learning about this case as everyone else is, one newscast at a time, one Facebook post at a time, and one phone call at a time."


Lavergne has been charged with First Degree Murder, Aggravated Kidnapping, and Failure to register as a sex offender.  We will keep you updated as more info is released.