A significant decision has been reached in the second-degree murder trial involving Peter John Bazile, a case that gripped the attention of Avoyelles Parish residents. After a mere hour of contemplation, the jury returned with a unanimous decision: Peter John Bazile was declared not guilty.
Bunkie Murder Case Closed as Suspect Peter John Bazile is Acquitted
Peter John Bazile stood accused of the November 27, 2020, murder of Rondrikus Fulton in the Bunkie area. The trial, marked by intense courtroom proceedings, came to a culmination as the jury retreated to deliberate on the verdict.
After a mere hour of contemplation, the jury returned with a unanimous decision: Peter John Bazile was declared not guilty, a published article reported.
The defense team, comprising lead counsel Alissa Piazza-Tassin along with co-counsels Chad Guillot and Allen Smith, successfully navigated the difficulties of the case to secure this verdict.
On the opposing side, the State of Louisiana was represented by Jonathan Gaspard, Jenny Donaghey, and Emily Bertholl, Assistant District Attorneys from the Avoyelles Parish District Attorney’s Office.
Overseeing the proceedings was Judge Kerry Spruill.
Response to Peter John Bazile’s Verdict
In response to the verdict of Peter John Bazile, the defense team issued a statement empathizing with the Fulton family’s loss: “Justice has not been done for the Fulton family. They deserve to have prosecuted the correct person for the murder of their loved ones. The jury did their duty and found Peter John Bazile ‘Not Guilty’ because it was the right thing to do. During the trial of Peter John Bazile, there was a significant lack of evidence presented. The Fulton family has our condolences, and we hope they eventually get the justice they deserve.”
While Peter John Bazile has been acquitted of the charges he faced, the echoes of this trial will undoubtedly resonate for some time to come.