Dual murder suspect, first captured in Washington Parish in 2014, found guilty

Published 3:53 am Saturday, March 23, 2019

A Bossier City man, who was captured in Bogalusa nearly five years ago and accused of a grisly double murder in his hometown, was found guilty of the crimes this week.

According to a report from the KSLA-CBS television station in Shreveport, Brandon Butler, 26, was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Jacqueline Darlene Beadle, 24, and Karyl Ann Cox, 26. His sentencing will be May 28.

According to the KSLA report, police were called to a house shared by Beadle and Cox in the 3000 block of Bragg Street in Bossier City, at approximately 8:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 11, 2014 — Mother’s Day. Beadle’s mother had gone to the home and found the two victims inside, after having not heard from her daughter for three days.

Police believe Butler, who was friends with the women, shot them both inside the house and then fled the scene in Cox’s car.

KSLA reported that then-Bogalusa Police Chief Joe Culpepper said that a vehicle matching the description provided by Bossier City police was spotted outside a restaurant in Bogalusa on May 17, 2014.

Butler was then taken into custody without incident by Bogalusa Police Department officers and Washington Parish sheriff’s deputies.