Son indicted for murder of his father on Joy Street

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- Willie Thomas Jr., 23, has facing a second degree murder for the death of his father at his Joy Street home in Lafayette.

Willie Thomas Sr., 57, was found  on Jan. 7, 2019, suffering from blunt force trauma to his head, investigators said.

Thomas Jr. was found by authorities later that day after a vehicle crash in St. Mary Parish.

He was briefly hospitalized for his injuries before being transferred to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. 

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