Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Domestic Murder - Suicide in Louisiana

The Daily Comet reports on the latest.

THIBODAUX - A Napoleonville man walked into a bar and shot his estranged wife multiple times before turning the gun on himself Sunday morning, police said.

Gary Leblanc, 50, of Napleonville, walked into Lakeview Inn Bar at Attakapas Landing at about 12:08 a.m. and shot his estranged wife, Jennifer Leblanc, 44, of Napoleonville multiple times before he shot himself, police said.

Officials from the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Department documented previous incidents between the couple that led to to the shooting. On Oct. 3, Leblanc was arrested for simple battery after deputies determined that he struck his wife in the face during an argument.

On Jan. 24, Jennifer filed a report that Leblanc shot her dog in July. He was arrested on Feb. 9 for illegal use of a weapon and aggravated cruelty to an animal.

On Jan. 27, Jennifer obtained a protective order against Leblanc. The order was to remain in effect until January 20, 2011.

Anyone with information concerning this matter is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division.

I have information concerning the matter. In gun-friendly Louisiana, a guy with a history like this continues to own guns. Do you think the police went to his home to disarm him after his many disqualifying actions? I doubt it. In states like this, some things are more important than protecting the battered women.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. "In states like this, some things are more important than protecting the battered women."

    Reading your last post, apparently you think gun control is more important than protecting battered women.

  2. Another NRA member with a DGU on his wife and himself.

    Ok...let's review. The very gun-friendly utopia of Louisiana lets this NRA member keep his guns *after* 2 DWIs, assault on his wife, animal cruelty and illegally discharging a gun?

    Ladies and gentlemen--I give you your "law-abiding" NRA member!


  3. Oh wait, I forgot--you're all racists.

    --Jade Gold

  4. Jennifer was my cousin. It is upsetting that this happened. Our society as a whole protects men even when they batter their wives. Women are not given the sense that they can ask for help when they need it.

  5. Dear Jennifer's cousin, Thanks for you very thoughtful comment. I'm so sorry for your loss and agree with you totally that the problem goes much deeper than gun availability.

    There's something very wrong with the attitudes towards women which make these situations so commonplace. Solutions are difficult, but one obvious place to start is to get the guns away from these dangerous men. That's my thing.

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