Death of doctor shocks community

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 8:21pm

The New Iberia and Acadiana area are still in shock as word spread of the death of Dr. Robert Chastant.

The 59-year-old orthodontist's body was found near horse stables he owned on Sugar Oaks Road in New Iberia.

Iberia Parish sherffi's deputies arrested 21-year-old Ismael Viera in the case. Viera was reportedly an employee of chastant. He has been charged with second degree murder.

Detectives believe Mr. Chastant and Viera had some type of argument before the murder.

Chastant would have turned 60 next Thursday. He was married with four children. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.


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