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John W. Hatfield

John W. Hatfield

Man indicted in stabbing of his 4-year-old nephew

Last Modified: Saturday, February 16, 2013 1:27 AM

By Johnathan Manning / American Press

A man accused of stabbing a 4-year-old to death was indicted on second-degree murder charges Thursday.

A grand jury called for a special session in 36th Judicial District Court returned a true bill against John W. Hatfield III, 25, District Attorney David Burton said in a news release.

Hatfield is accused of stabbing to death his 4-year-old nephew in the chest on Dec. 18 in the Graybow area of Beauregard Parish.

Hatfield is being held on $750,000 bond.


Other Indictments

Catherine Anderson, 54, and Cheryl Schonsby, 50, were indicted on charges of second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, Burton said.

The women are accused of shooting to death Anderson’s live-in boyfriend, 53-year-old Jerry Stover, at their home on U.S. 171 on Christmas Eve.

The women each face a total bond of $1.25 million.

The grand jury indicted Dana C. Plunkett, 40, on a second-degree murder charge in the July 5, 2012, shooting death of her live-in boyfriend, 56-year-old Darrell Glen “Red” Regan, Burton said.

Plunkett and Regan lived in the Bundick Lake area.

Plunkett has bond of $500,000.

Bob Burgess, 45, was indicted on a charge of aggravated rape; the crime happened between January 1995 and December 1996, Burton said.

His bond is $500,000.

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