No Bond for Murder Suspect
Randy Eugene Waits, 37, of Urania, LA, appeared before 28th Judicial District Court Judge, J. Christopher Peters, on Monday, April 27, 2015 for a 72-hour hearing on two first-degree murder charges. No bail was set for Waits, pursuant to Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedures Article 331, and Louisiana Constitution Article I, Section 18.
Waits is charged with the murder of Patsy Irmalene Cotten, 73, and Kylie King Duncan, 19, both of Urania, LA. Evidence led to the arrest of Waits who was charged with both murders about mid-afternoon on Thursday, April 23, 2015, and booked into the LaSalle Parish Jail. Sheriff Scott Franklin said an intensive investigation by LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators quickly led to the arrest of Waits.
Waits was referred to the Indigent Defender’s Board for an evaluation for appointment of counsel. The next step in the case is for Waits to appear in 28th Judicial District Court for arraignment.