District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that in the matter involving Antonio Tyson, the defendant was arraigned today (March 28, 2023) and pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of obstruction of justice in connection with a double homicide that occurred in Covington on November 27, 2022.
Tyson is accused of murdering and burning the bodies of 71 year-old retired Priest Otis Young and 73 year-old Ruth Prats.
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The two counts of first-degree murder expose the defendant to either life imprisonment or the death penalty if he is found guilty as charged. Tyson is being represented by the Capital Defense Project of Southeast Louisiana.
The next hearing date in the case is April 18, 2023.
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