- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A state judge says potential jurors are still returning questionnaires for next month’s trial of a man accused of killing a Lockport woman and her two daughters.

Thirty-eight-year-old David Brown, of Houma, is charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 4, 2012, stabbings of 29-year-old Jacquelin, 7-year-old Gabriela and 1-year-old Izabela Nieves.

Authorities have said Brown set the family’s apartment on fire to cover up the killings. He is set for trial Sept. 12, and prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty if he is convicted.

District Judge John LeBlanc tells The Daily Comet (https://bit.ly/2anRpk9) subpoenas were sent out July 22 to 1,000 potential jurors, who were given two weeks to respond. The judge said the questionnaires should be in the hands of the prosecutors and defense attorneys by Aug. 17.

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Information from: Daily Comet, https://www.dailycomet.com

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