Her death was ruled a suicide, but 7 years later her husband is accused of killing her

her death was ruled a suicide seven years later her husband faces murder charges
Source: Mega

Oct. 20 2021, Published 1:07 p.m. ET

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A Louisiana woman died seven years ago and investigators ruled her death a suicide. But now her husband has turned himself in and is facing murder charges death, police said.

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On June 28, 2014, officials said 29-year-old Megan Ducote Parra died of a gunshot wound in her Cottonport, Louisiana, home.

At the time, her death was ruled a suicide, according to authorities.

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Seven years later, an Avoyelles Parish grand jury indicted her 37-year-old husband, Dustin Parra, and charged him with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice, KALB reported.


Court records show Parra “did intentionally discharge a firearm at or near Megan Ducote Parra with the intent to kill or commit great bodily harm,” KALB stated.

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Records also state Parra tampered with evidence in hopes of “distorting the results of any criminal investigation,” according to KALB.

For the obstruction of justice charge, officials said it comes from the initial determination on June 28, 2014, that Megan died from suicide.

After a judge signed his arrest warrant, Parra turned himself in at the Avoyelles Parish Jail on Oct. 18, police said.


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