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Man arrested in death of retired Louisiana principal

October 7, 2018

MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) — A south Louisiana man has been arrested in connection with the death of a retired principal.

Morgan City police say they arrested 50-year-old Michael Guidry on Saturday, booking him with first-degree murder, bank fraud and violating his parole.

Guidry, a Morgan city resident, is accused of killing 70-year-old Patricia Lyn Russo. Her body was found Monday inside her home.

Police say an autopsy ruled the death a homicide, but haven’t said how Russo died or why they believe Guidry killed her.

Guidry was arrested at a house in the Tangipahoa Parish town of Independence and booked into jail there as a fugitive. He was taken to Morgan City and booked there on Sunday. Bail is set at $1.25 million. It’s unclear if Guidry has a lawyer to speak for him.

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