Ronald Joseph Dominique, the suspected serial killer, was picked by a computer to serve on a Terrebonne Parish grand jury. Dominique, is said to have confessed to the killing of 23 men in south eastern Louisiana. He is said to have raped and then killed the 23 victims before dumping the bodies in remote areas. Terrebonne Parish District Attorney Joe Waitz Jr., says he will seek the death penalty. The computer picked 100 potential jurors, and Dominique of all people was chosen!
Houma’s accused serial killer has a special court date, not in connection with his pending murder charges, but his new membership in a rather exclusive club.
The name of Ronald Dominique, who police say confessed to killing 23 men in the bayou region during a nine-year period, was among 100 drawn by computer for service on a Terrebonne Parish grand jury that will be seated July 9.
Dominique will not have too much to worry about though. He is prohibited by state law from serving on a jury while indicted for a crime.
State law prohibits anyone indicted for a crime to serve as a juror, and it is therefore likely that District Court Judge Randy Bethancourt will dismiss Dominique from grand-jury service, if he has not done so already.
Well I sure hope so, it seems to me that having a suspected serial killer on the grand jury might cause trouble for the DA when it comes to bringing charges of murder on someone, when the same man you captured and are trying to put on death row has a vote!
Cross posted from The Katrinacrat Blog