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Katrina 'hero' accused of killing his wife

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 10:55am

ALEXANDRIA, LA. (FOX44) - A former Opelousas police officer and "hero" from Hurricane Katrina is in jail, accused of killing his wife.

According to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, Donald Pickney's wife, "shawn-da" died at an Alexandria hospital Saturday.

The coroner is still trying to determine how Shawn-da died.

Pickney was honored in 2006 for his help evacuating a hospital in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
 

The sheriff's office is still investigating.
 

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