Baton Rouge Man Arrested For Brutal Murder Of His Girlfriend

Mar 23, 2018

Baton Rouge police have arrested 49 year old Eric Augustus on 1st degree murder charges of his girlfriend Lovie Variste age 76. Augustus had been living with Variste at the time of her death. Police spokesman Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says Augustus was told to kill his girlfriend.


Police say Augustus then allegedly went after her.


Strangely enough it was Augustus that ultimately called for help.


Augustus is being held without a bond. Police say the victim died yesterday afternoon of blunt trauma to the head.