Couple accused of murder

Husband and wife picked up in Denham Springs

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 7:55pm

DENHAM SPRINGS, L (FOX44) – A couple was arrested last night in Denham Springs on charges of First Degree Murder. Matthew Conway, 22, and his wife Ashley Lemoine Conway, 21, are accused of murdering Derek Desselle, 27 of Vick, La.

Desselle’s body was found by local hunters on Monday, Jan. 17. The body was charred as it was set on fire with the day’s trash in a ditch on Beaubouef Road in Avoyelle’s Parish.

The Avoyelle’s Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation. An autopsy revealed that Desselle died of a gun shot wound to the head.

Leads brought the Sheriff’s office to issue a warrant for the arrest of Matthew and Ashley Conway. The couple was taken into custody by the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office. We’re told they were located at a house in Denham Springs and that they were arrested without incident.

No motive has been given at this time.

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