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Posted: Thursday, 31 July 2014 8:54PM

Cops catch man wanted in murder of girlfriend

Police have captured the man wanted for allegedly murdering the mother of his child in Destrehan.

"Bruce Bourgeois Jr., has been arrested this evening in Independence, Louisiana by The Independence Police Department," the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's office said in a news release.  

The release says Bourgeois is facing charges of "1st Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder, and Armed Robbery."

He allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death and wounded her mother.

"Mia Waite was found deceased at 318 Madewood Drive in Destrehan, Louisiana. It appears at this time that she was stabbed to death. Mia’s mother, Carmelina Waite, was also stabbed."

They had been searching for Bourgeois since Wednesday.

"Waite, who was Bourgeois’s girlfriend which he shared a child with was pronounced deceased on the scene."

Her mother was critically injured.

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Locations : DestrehanIndependenceLouisiana
People : Bruce Bourgeois Jr.Carmelina WaiteMia Waite
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