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Judge: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office can serve subpoenas in Lockport triple murder


THIBODAUX, Louisiana — A state judge has ruled the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office can serve subpoenas in a Lockport triple murder case, even though it employs a victim's mother.

The Daily Comet reports ( attorneys for 37-year-old David Brown, of Houma, filed a motion Sept. 4 asking that the defense team's investigators be allowed to serve subpoenas for the trial and any other hearings. State District Judge John LeBlanc denied the motion, saying he was not going to update the law to fulfill the request.

Brown is charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 4, 2012, stabbings of 29-year-old Jacquelin Nieves and her daughters, 7-year-old Gabriela and 1-year-old Izabela. He is also accused of raping two of the victims and setting the family's Lockport apartment on fire to cover up the killings.

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