UPDATE: Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard has confirmed with News 10 that the husband of a homicide victim has been charged for the murder of his wife, 37-year-old Heather Mouton.
38 year old Demetric Savoy was arrested shortly after police found Mouton’s body Friday.
Authorities said she was shot twice in the head.
Savoy is being held with no bond on charges of second degree murder, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and violation of a protective order.
Broussard said police had initially identified Savoy as the victim’s boyfriend, due to their last names, however they discovered Saturday that the victim and suspect were legally married.
“She simply chose to keep her maiden name.” Broussard said.
ORIGINAL: CROWLEY, La. (KLFY) – Crowley police have identified the victim of a early Friday morning murder, as 37-year-old Heather Mouton.
The homicide happened in the 1200 block of LuRose Drive.
Police believe her ex-boyfriend, 38-year-old Demetric Savoy killed her.
He was arrested and booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.
Crowley Police are calling it a deadly case of domestic violence, and their first homicide of 2018.
“He (Demetric Savoy) took her away from me, and her children. 3 beautiful children,” said Jacqueline Mouton, the victim’s mother.
Fighting to hold back tears, Heather’s mother is spoke out against her daughter’s ex boyfriend Demetric Savoy.
“They reserved him yesterday, so he put it in his mind yesterday, because he figured she’s not going back. Because she told me she’s not going back, she was tired of getting beat on, abused,” said Mouton.
“The assailant (Demetric Savoy) had actually been served his restraining order that morning, and came in that evening, to commit the deed,” said Jimmy Broussard, Crowley Police Chief.
According to the family, Mouton and Savoy had been in a relationship for years, and had a 3-year-old son together.
After years of alleged domestic abuse from Savoy, Mouton finally got the strength to file for a restraining order against him on Thursday morning.
Then a little after midnight on Friday, police say Savoy killed Mouton, right in front of their 3-year-old child and another one of Mouton’s daughters.
“Usually, the first violation of the protective order is a misdemeanor offense, but as we discovered with this particular case, he was served that morning. His first offense was a deadly one, because he took her life,” said Chief Broussard.
The family says they will remember Heather for her personality and her smile. And they’ll have to take this loss, one day at a time.
“I have good friends, close friends, good family. We going to make it through. And just keep praying,” said Mouton.
Savoy is charged with second degree murder, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, and violation of a protective order.