I have just read that Brandon Lavergne has plead guilty to killing Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate.
My concern is now that he has signed the deposition we may never know if Brandon is connected to any other missing people. Particularly, missing Ali Lowitzer.
It is great for the police that the case is all wrapped up, but not so good for finding out if there are any more victims that died by the hands of Brandon Lavergne.
I have not officially heard Brandon being labeled a serial killer, but I would bet he probably is. I also would be willing to bet that his account of what happened with Lisa Pate is not entirely accurate. It reads:
” It says Lavernge (different spelling that has been reported) met Lisa Pate in 1999. He says they later met in a hotel in Lafayette where he asked her to go with him to another location outside of the city. She did and stayed with him for several days. After several days, Lisa Pate told Lavernge she did not want to stay with him any longer and wanted to go home to see her children. He refused to let her go. She tried to sneak out while he was asleep and that’s when Lavernge says he attacked Lisa. He says he beat her, choked her, and put a plastic bag over her head. She died shortly after the attack. The paperwork says Lavernge then moved Lisa’s body to Acadia Parish near the home of someone she knew. His intention was to implicate that person in her death (read the link below “will more victims….” to read more about this) . That person was killed in a car accident shortly after Lisa disappeared in June of 1999. Lisa Pate’s body was found on that property in September of 1999.”
(You can go back to my article on “Will more victims be found tied to Brandon Lavergne” to read more about Lisa Pate and where her body was found.)
Nobody knows why Brandon plead guilty. Was he offered a plea agreement? Did he not want to be dragged through a long trial? Was he afraid of the death penalty? No one will ever really know. But, I am willing to bet that this will be the last we hear from him.
Any bargaining chips the police had left, disappeared when Lavergne signed that deposition, so there is no motivation left for Lavergne to ever say another word his entire life.
And a conscience that would make an ordinary man talk, we already know Lavergne doesn’t possess.
And while he sleeps soundly in jail, knowing that he never has to face capital judgement, the family of the missing pine for their lost loved ones.
Just doesn’t seem fair.