On February 28, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. Detectives of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office arrested suspect Marcus Jay Hamilton for the shooting death of 18 year old Keyiona Chenevert of Bayou Vista.
Hamilton, 18, of 1715 Guyther Street is charged on a warrant for second degree murder.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division began the investigation on January 21, 2013 after Chenevert's body was discovered in an apartment on Three B's Lane in Bayou Vista.
Chenevert's death was the result of a single gunshot wound to the head. Through the course of the investigation, detectives identified Hamilton as a suspect. Hamilton was transported to the parish jail for booking and incarceration. No bond is set.
Specific information regarding facts identified through this investigation is being closely safe-guarded by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office in order to protect the integrity of the ongoing case. No further details will be released.