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New information on possible motive of alleged East Feliciana serial killer postpones grand jury until November

The grand jury set for Tuesday in East Feliciana Parish for alleged serial killer Ryan Sharpe has been continued until November after investigators received new information Monday they believe could give insight into the 36-year-old’s motive, said 20th Judicial District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla. 

D’Aquilla, whose district covers East and West Feliciana parishes, had hoped to indict Sharpe on Tuesday in the slayings of two Clinton-area men and the non-fatal shooting of a third man, all of which happened since July. The district attorney said he believes he had enough evidence to indict Sharpe on first-degree murder, second-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the three shootings, but said the delay will give investigators more time to strengthen the case against Sharpe.

D’Aquilla declined to indicate details about the new information other than to say it involves Sharpe’s motive. 

Greg Phares, chief criminal deputy for the East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office, also declined to comment on the

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New information on alleged East Feliciana serial killer’s possible motive postpones grand jury until November

The grand jury set for Tuesday in East Feliciana Parish for alleged serial killer Ryan Sharpe has been continued until November after investigators received new information Monday they believe could give insight into the 36-year-old’s motive, said 20th Judicial District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla. 

D’Aquilla, whose district covers East and West Feliciana parishes, had hoped to indict Sharpe on Tuesday in the slayings of two Clinton-area men and the non-fatal shooting of a third man, all of which happened since July. The district attorney said he believes he had enough evidence to indict Sharpe on first-degree murder, second-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the three shootings, but said the delay will give investigators more time to strengthen the case against Sharpe.

D’Aquilla declined to indicate details about the new information other than to say it involves Sharpe’s motive. 

Greg Phares, chief criminal deputy for the East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office, also declined to comment on the

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Possible East Feliciana serial killer suspected in 3 fatal shootings makes court appearance

A Clinton man suspected in three fatal drive-by shootings — one in East Baton Rouge Parish and two in neighboring East Feliciana Parish — made his first court appearance Thursday morning in East Baton Rouge after being captured the night before following a police chase.

Ryan Sharpe, 36, appeared in a video hookup from Parish Prison wearing an orange jumpsuit and listened quietly as 19th Judicial District Court Commissioner Quintillis Lawrence, who sat in the court’s Bail Bond Program office, told Sharpe he is charged in East Baton Rouge with first-degree murder, assault by drive-by shooting and illegal use of a firearm.

East Feliciana Parish calls in FBI, stops short of saying ‘serial killer’

CLINTON, LA (WAFB) –

An East Feliciana Parish man died Monday morning after he was shot outside his home. 

The victim has been identified as Brad DeFranceschi, a well-known member of the Boy Scout community.

According to officials, the shooting happened at roughly 11:16 a.m. in front of DeFranceschi’s home in the 6800 block of Highway 63. DeFranceschi was pronounced dead on the scene by the East Feliciana Parish Coroner’s Office.

The victim was standing outside when he was struck by gunfire that came from a passing vehicle. Witnesses reported seeing a white, four-door sedan. 

Multiple agencies were on the scene of the latest shooting, including the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

This is the third shooting in the parish since July. Officials have not said whether they believe this shooting is connected to previous incidents.

Authorities in East

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