BOSSIER CITY (KYTX)- Bossier Parish prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing two Bossier City women on Mother's Day.
Brandon Butler is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of 26-year-old Karyl Cox and 24-year-old Jacqueline Beadle.
Bragg's mother found their bodies at a home on Bragg Street on the morning of May 11. She had gone to there to check on her after not hearing from her since the Friday before when Jacqueline took her child to her mother's home for babysitting, according to KTBS.
Police say Butler, who was friends with the women, allegedly shot them and drove away in Cox's car. Police later found it parked in the 4800 block of Sheryl Street in Bossier.
Butler was arrested in Bogalusa and transferred to Bossier Parish to face charges. He has pleaded not guilty.
"After much consideration, I have decided to seek the death penalty in the case of State of Louisiana versus Brandon Butler, " says District Attorney Schuyler Marvin. "I have formally notified Mr. Butler's counsel of record. Mr. Butler was indicted for two counts of First Degree Murder by a Bossier Parish grand jury on July 7."
"Because Mr. Butler viciously took the lives of Karyl Cox, 26 and Jacqueline Beadle, 24, without any regard led me to this decision," says Marvin. "Both of these young women leave behind small children who will never get to know their mothers. The death penalty is an available option under Louisiana law and we intend to present our case and evidence to a trial jury."