Young man arrested for shooting woman in the head

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 1:49pm

An 18-year-old was arrested for allegedly shooting a woman in the head.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the suspect, Marcus Jay Hamilton, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 28 and was charged for the murder of Keyiona Chenevert, 18.

Chenevert’s body was discovered in her apartment on Three B’s Lane in Bayou Vista on January 21. Investigators later identified Hamilton as a suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest.

Hamilton was taken into custody without incident and was charged with Second-Degree Murder. He was booked into the St. Mary Parish Jail.

Officials have not released any additional details regarding the investigation.

“Specific information regarding facts identified through this investigation is being closely safe-guarded by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office in order to protect the integrity of the ongoing case. No further details will be released.”

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