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Man Faces Upgraded Charge of First Degree Murder in Connection to a Business Robbery

A Lafayette man faces an upgraded charge of first-degree murder in connection with a robbery April 11th at a business in the 600 block of Kaliste Saloom Road.

Posted: Apr 30, 2021 11:13 AM
Updated: Apr 30, 2021 11:14 AM

(KADN) - A Lafayette man faces an upgraded charge of first-degree murder in connection with a robbery April 11th at a business in the 600 block of Kaliste Saloom Road.

39-year-old Chandler Robert was originally charged with second-degree robbery after the incident in which he's accused of punching and robbing the victim, who was hospitalized in critical condition.

Robert was arrested the next day and bonded out of jail several days later , but a Lafayette police spokeswoman says the victim died of his injuries on Saturday and a warrant for first-degree murder was issued for Robert, who was captured by U.S. Marshals in the New Orleans area and transported back to Lafayette Thursday.

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