Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul D. Connick Jr. announced today that a grand jury has returned an indictment for first-degree murder against Jerman Joseph Neveaux in the death of Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Detective David F. Michel Jr.
“We believe the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of Detective Michel warrant the harshest penalty,” Mr. Connick said. “After consulting with my staff and Detective Michel’s family, I have decided that my office will seek the death penalty.”
Neveaux additionally was indicted on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, two counts of resisting arrest by force or violence and one count of possession of a stolen firearm.
Because this is a pending matter, there will be no further comment by this office.