On March 12, 2014 Judge Richard Wilson sentenced Mark Wayne Thibodeaux to two life sentences and an additional 25 years in prison after a jury convicted him of two counts of Second Degree Murder and one count of Attempted Second Degree Murder. A jury convicted Thibodeaux on February 13, 2014. He will serve his sentence at hard labor with the Louisiana Department of Corrections without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.
Thibodeaux was convicted of murdering Carla Yvette Ledoux and Bridget Tillman Pryor in January 2012. The crime occurred on North Prater Street in Lake Charles.
Sergeant Franklin Fondel served as the lead detective in the case for the Lake Charles Police Department.
Assistant District Attorney Lori Nunn prosecuted the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office with the help of Assistant District Attorney Lawrence Babineaux and Assistant District Attorney James Sudduth III.