NEW IBERIA, La. (KPEL News) - Iberia Parish officials have identified the victim in a brutal murder that occurred over the weekend. His alleged killer is behind bars with a massive bond.

The victim was identified as Andres Juarez Hernandez, 22, of New Iberia, according to the Iberia Parish Coroner's Office on Tuesday.

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Hernandez was found unresponsive in his bed on Friday, October 13. According to initial reports, he was found with wounds to his head, though few specifics on those wounds have been released.

Arlin Roelsey Argueta-Molina, 24, of New Iberia was arrested in Youngsville, Louisiana, and charged with Second Degree Murder. He was given a steep bond of $10 million.


 

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A New Iberia man is in jail facing a steep bond after allegedly killing his roommate and stealing his work truck, the sheriff's department says.

The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office was called to the scene of an unresponsive male on L Dubois Road. When they got to the scene, they found the victim deceased in his bed with wounds on his head.

At the time, deputies discovered his work truck and his roommate were missing.

Sheriff's detectives ultimately were able to piece together where the roommate, Arlin Roelsey Argueta-Molina, was hiding.

Credit: Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office
Credit: Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office
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Argueta-Molina, 24, of New Iberia was eventually arrested in Youngsville. IPSO was assisted by the Youngsville Police Department and Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office in the arrest. He was charged with Second Degree Murder.

Argueta-Molina was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail. His bond has been set at ten million dollars.


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