- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Authorities say a man executed in 2005 for a murder in Texas was also the person who killed a Louisiana furniture store owner 27 years ago.

The Courier reports (https://bit.ly/2e4sVTw) Louisiana State Police said in a news release Wednesday that an ongoing investigation and DNA technology unavailable at the time of 60-year-old Gerald Daigle’s death helped solved the case.

Daigle was found stabbed more than 40 times inside Standard Furniture in Houma, Louisiana, in June 1989. Police say Bryan Wolfe, who had been living there, killed Daigle during an apparent robbery.

Earlier this year, investigators were able to positively match a partial fingerprint from sunglasses left at the scene to Wolfe, among other evidence.

Wolfe was sentenced to death for killing Bertha Lemell during a 1992 robbery in Beaumont, Texas.


Information from: The Courier, https://www.houmatoday.com

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