Lake Charles Police Chief Don Dixon, right. (American Press)
Dustin Belast Pleasant
Last Modified: Saturday, December 08, 2012 6:02 PM
A man accused of killing a co-worker Nov. 30 committed suicide around 3:45 p.m. Friday, officials said.
Dustin Pleasant, 26, hanged himself at Angola State Penitentiary, Calcasieu Parish District Attorney John DeRosier confirmed late Friday night.
Pleasant, who was alone in his cell, "was found unresponsive with a blanket around his neck" after 3 p.m. Friday, said Department of Corrections spokeswoman Pam LaBorde.
Pleasant was transported to the R.E. Barrow Treatment Center at Angola, where he was pronounced dead.
Pleasant was accused of murdering Brittany Grosse, a co-worker at Big Daddy’s Sports Grill. Her body was found on the corner of Alma and Melvin Lanes.
Pleasant was working at Big Daddy’s as part of Calcasieu Parish’s Transitional Work Program.
Pleasant was 250 days away from completing a six-year term for assaulting an officer.
“I just hope the family can get the closure they deserve,” DeRosier said. “It’s a difficult situation no matter what happens to the defendant.”
Posted By: Ann Reeves On: 7/12/2015
Brittany was part of my husband's family....I forgive Dustin and I pray that he sought forgiveness before he died. Hating him will never bring Brittany back.
Posted By: OJH On: 10/5/2014
Saved the taxpayers a lot of money. Too bad more violent criminals don't follow his example.
Posted By: Monica On: 12/9/2012
actually looked rather unpleasant.
Posted By: COREY J. On: 12/9/2012
Title: ONLY CAN BE JUDGED BY GOD
IT IS A REAL TRAGEDY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE OF THIS TIME TO HATE THEIR FELLOW MAN OR WOMAN THAT MUCH THAT THEY WANT TO KILL THEM.THIS IS NOT GODLY AT ALL, WE NEED TO TALK TO THE YOUNG GENERATION MORE AND LET THEM KNOW IT'S OKAY TO WALK AWAY. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO ALL OF THE FAMILIES THAT ARE GRIEVING OVER A LOST OF THEIR LOVED ONES. YOU KNOW IT USED TO BE THAT WE BURY OUR PARENTS , NOT OUR PARENTS BURY US.
Posted By: Sadden Heart On: 12/9/2012
Who says he's going to HELL ?? We are uneducated to the circumstances that led up to both deaths..... How could we(people) lack sympathy for Dustin......... Praying that Dustin accepted Jesus into his heart !! My DEEPEST sympathy is for Dustin and his family..............OneLove
Posted By: selena On: 12/9/2012
Title: easy way out huh
it makes me ill that this sob took the easy way out after taken a life...my heart and prayers going out to the family of this young lady ,going through different emotions right now!!
Posted By: T morgan On: 12/9/2012
Title: These comments are not from people of God. both situations are sad. my prayers are with both families.
Posted By: ANGELA SOF On: 12/8/2012
That is God's JUSTICE..Burn in hell.....
Posted By: Perry Fillion On: 12/8/2012
Too bad he didn’t do it before he killed the young girl. Now he’ll have all eternity to burn those tatoos off