After two juries have debated over the fate of Kevin Daigle, he has now been sentenced to death for the murder of State Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015. Vincent was responding to help Daigle that was stopped on the side of the road. Daigle shot and wounded Vincent and he would later die in the hospital from the shot.

Now, 7 years later, the Vincent family can take a breath now that the trial has ended with the death penalty. The second penalty phase came from the defense having an issue with one particular juror that they felt was not qualified to serve on the jury during that trial. A second jury was pulled from the Baton Rouge area and brought in for the second trial.

Kevin Daigle
Kevin Daigle (Louisiana State Police)

There is a chance still that the defense team for Daigle will try and appeal. It is typical for this type of sentence. Those appeals can take a long time to make their way through the system, so Daigle may not be going so fast to his final demise. The defense did ask for a delay in the sentencing and also asked for a new trial. Both requests were denied.

There is another issue that will delay the death sentence for Daigle. The state of Louisiana is not currently performing executions at the moment due to an issue with the supply chain that provides the chemicals that are needed to perform the injections. Although nothing can truly take away the pain from the Vincent family, at least there has been a final sentence and hopefully, the Vincent family can rest a little easier.

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