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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Accused killer’s trial postponed

Accused killer’s trial postponed

The trial for a man accused of the stabbing deaths of a Lockport woman and her two young daughters has been delayed until next year.

David Brown, 36, of Houma and Texas, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Jacquelin Nieves, 29, and her daughters, 7-year-old Gabriela and 20-month-old Izabela, Nov. 4, 2012, in their Lockport apartment in 2012.

The bodies were found in their apartment during a fire, which Lafourche Parish deputies said was set to cover up the killings. Detectives believe Brown also sexually assaulted Jacquelin and Gabriela.

Brown was originally scheduled to stand trial Sept. 29, but that date has been changed to April 20.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Lafourche Parish District Attorney Cam Morvant said Brown is on his second set of attorneys, and the trial was postponed because the defense needed more time to work on the case.

Brown denies involvement and has pleaded not guilty.