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‘Habitual offender’ sentenced to 24-years in prison for LSU bomb threat

Photo provided by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.
Friday, August 9, 2013 - 1:59pm

A convicted felon will spend the next 24-years in prison for calling in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of LSU’s campus.

William Bouvay, Jr., 43, was sentenced in a Baton Rouge courtroom on Friday, Aug. 9. He pleaded guilty to the crime on April 15, 2013.

Bouvay placed a phone call to 911 on September 17, 2012, stating there were three bombs on LSU's campus that would detonate within two hours. After all people were evacuated from campus, police officers swept the campus and found no explosives.

Detectives traced the 911 call to Bouvay's home, and after he was arrested, he admitted to making the threat.

Bouvay was previously convicted of two other felonies, qualifying him as a habitual offender. He was on probation for a 2011 charge of domestic abuse battery by strangulation when he called in the bomb threat.

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