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OCC deputy charged with 2nd degree murder of wife and child

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Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office
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Blake Bardwell

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators are currently investigating a double-homicide in the 3900 block of Old Sterlington Road reported at 1:35 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Two victims were found deceased at the residence.

The suspect, Blake Bardwell, was arrested at the scene and has been booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on 2 cts. Of 2nd Degree Murder of his wife and child.

Bardwell had been a Deputy at the Ouachita Correctional Center since December 2019.

The investigation is continuing.

Originally from Monroe, Cory has worked in a variety of media. He has worked in television news and spent seven years as a TV sports play-by-play announcer. He was also creative director for a television advertising department and worked extensively as a photojournalist. Cory has lived in both Dallas and New Orleans.