LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Lafourche Parish Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man who confessed to killing two Golden Meadow men. The man arrested has been identified as 20-year-old Dayton Duet of Golden Meadow.
Police say that deputies responded to the home of 78-year-old Stanley Gisclair around 3:30 p.m. Monday after receiving a call from one of Gisclair's family members who found him unresponsive. The deputies found that Gisclair suffered from severe trauma to the face. He was pronounced dead on the scene. During the investigation, detectives determined that the incident occurred overnight Sunday. Investigators also named Duet as a person of interest in the case.
During questioning, Duet admitted to knocking on Gisclair's door and once Gisclair opened the door, Duet hit him in the face multiple times with an axe before leaving the home. Tuesday evening, investigators found the axe they believe was the murder weapon. Police say that Duet and Gisclair were acquaintances, but based on what Duet said during questioning, police believe that Duet had no motive in the killing and that he only had the urge to kill.
Duet also admitted to playing a role in the murder of 64-year-old Wayne Matherne, which occurred on the morning of Friday, Nov. 4. Another individual, identified as 25-year-old Cameron Sands, was at Matherne's home, along with Duet at the time of the incident. Police say that Sands and Matherne got into an argument before both Duet and Sands hit Matherne in the head with wooden objects, before leaving Matherne's home. Sands was arrested, Saturday, for his role in Matherne's murder and booked with second-degree murder. His bond was set at $500,000.
Tuesday evening, police obtained arrest warrants for Duet for first degree murder in Gisclair's death and second degree murder in Matherne's death. Duet will be booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center and will be held without bond.