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LC man gets life for double murder

Last Modified: Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:09 PM

By Johnathan Manning / American Press

A man found guilty last month of killing two people was sentenced Wednesday to two concurrent life sentences in state district court.

Mark Wayne Thibodeaux, 54, was found guilty in February of two counts of second-degree murder in the January 2012 stabbing deaths of 25-year-old Carla Yvette Ledoux and 50-year-old Bridget Tillman Pryor.

Judge Richard Wilson also sentenced Thibodeaux to 25 years on one count of attempted second-degree murder, for stabbing Joseph Newman several times. Thibodeaux was to be transferred to Angola State Penitentiary.

“A part of my heart is missing and can’t be replaced,” Idell Livings, Pryor’s mother, said in a letter read aloud by her daughter in court. “No matter what happened in that house, it was not worth taking someone’s life who had so much to live for.”

Livings reiterated that she has forgiven Thibodeaux, as she said after the trial.

The stabbings reportedly happened after Thibodeaux and Ledoux got into an argument while staying the night at Pryor’s home. The group had been part of a small get-together at Pryor’s earlier in the evening.

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