Accused deputy killer Jerman Neveaux denied bond

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GRETNA, LA (WVUE) - A magistrate commissioner denied bond for the man accused of killing a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office detective in a brazen daylight shooting at a busy Harvey intersection.

Jerman Neveaux, 19, of New Orleans, faces charges of first degree murder, aggravated assault, resisting arrest by force or violence and battery on a peace officer.

The commissioner denied bond Thursday for the murder charge, as required by state law.

Det. David Michel Jr. was patrolling the area near Manhattan Blvd. and Lapalco Blvd. when he spotted Neveaux following someone, according to Sheriff Newell Normand.

Michel stopped Neveaux and began to frisk him. That's when the suspect spun around a shot the detective, Normand said. Michel later died at University Medical Center.

Normand said Neveaux confessed to the crime, saying he did not want to go back to jail.

He is being held in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.

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