The death last night of Ignace Guidry, shot Monday night by his brother in law, A. Landry, near Lawtell in the south eastern part of St. Landry parish, has given the basis for a serious charge against Landry, now held in St. Landry parish jail.
According to reports of the shooting received by the Signal, Guidry was shot by Landry at the home of the latter after a quarrel between the two men, which is said to have ensued when Guidry came to Landry’s home to get his wife, who had gone there Saturday night. The report said that Mrs. Guidry had gone Sunday evening to the home of Amos Reed to visit some sick people. Later she went to the home of her brother where she remained until Monday night, at which time her husband came to get her in a car. Her brother is said to have told Guidry that his wife was to spend the night, and it is said that an argument followed, leading to the shooting.
It was said that the quarrel between the men leading to the shooting was due to Landry’s complaint that Guidry had been abusing his wife, according to the sheriff’s office in Opelousas.
Guidry died at the St. Landry sanitarium at 10 p.m., last night after lingering since Monday. He was rushed immediately after the shooting to Opelousas where medical attention was given. Meanwhile Landry, also taken to Opelousas was jailed and has since been held pending developments at the sanitarium.
The remains of the deceased were brought to the home of his sister, Miss Blanche Guidry, in Church Point this morning, according to advices received from that town, and funeral services were to be held from the Catholic Church at 2 p.m. this afternoon.
He is survived by his wife, and ten children, of which seven are from a previous marriage, his first wife having died several years ago. In addition he is mourned by three brothers, Charles and Jack of Ged, La., and Ben of Goose Creek, and three sisters, Mrs. E.L. Melancon and Mrs. Stephen Thibodeaux of Church Point and Mrs. Roland Davis of Vinton.
Crowley Signal, January 20, 1925