Dateline NBC just aired a one hour special on the abduction and murder of Mickey Shunick from Lafayette Louisiana.
In the show, never before seen video footage was aired of Brandon Scott Lavergne confessing to the murder of Mickey Shunick and what happened that terrible night. Here is that video.
Just when we thought the story had ended, a new twist -- Brandon Scott Lavergne, the killer of UL-Lafayette student Mickey Shunick has changed his mind about his guilty pleas and is now claiming he was pressured into making his plea deal.
In probably the only move left to him, Brandon Scott Lavergne pled guilty today to the murders of Michaela "Mickey" Shunick and Lisa Pate. And, in doing so, he revealed the heartbreaking story of how everything went down on that fateful night back in May when Shunick went missing -- and on another night in 1999 when he killed Lisa.
KPEL Newsradio is reporting that Brandon Scott Lavergne, the suspect in the murder of Michaela "Mickey" Shunick, was checked out of jail yesterday at roughly the same time police were discovering the body they believe is hers.
After a tense afternoon of back-and-forth in the media, Lafayette's Police Chief Jim Craft confirmed to multiple media outlets that officials believe they have found the body of missing UL-Lafayette student Mickey Shunick, who has been missing since May.
As we reported last week, Brandon Lavergne was indicted by a grand jury in Lafayette for the first degree murder of the still-missing Mickey Shunick.
But in a shocking twist in the case, Lavergne was also charged with the first degree murder of Lisa Pate, an Acadia Parish woman who was found dead in 1999. Now the Lafayette Parish District attorney is saying that both cases may be tried together.
A Lafayette Parish grand jury indicted Brandon Scott Lavergne for the first degree murder of the still-missing Mickey Shunick. But in a bombshell, grand jurors also found enough evidence to also charge him with the first degree murder of an Acadia Parish woman who was found dead in 1999.
FINAL UPDATE, 10:25 a.m.: After a busy morning of digging in the Swords region near Lawtell, St. Landry Parish officials have ruled out three mysterious dirt mounds as possible gravesites for missing UL-Lafayette student Mickey Shunick.