UPDATE: Suspects in Gonzales home invasion murders receive later court date

UPDATE: Suspects in Gonzales home invasion murders receive later court date

POSTED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 4:45pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 4:49pm

UPDATE: The five men accused of a March home invasion turned murder in Gonzales had another day in court.

Michael Aikens, Devon James, Bernard James, Rolondo Stewart and Travis Moore were in front of the judge for a motions hearing.

In that hearing, prosecutors told the judge they need two months to look into motions filed by the defense.

The five pled not guilty to list of charges, including three counts of First Degree Murder.

Irwin and Shirley Marchand, and her son Doug Dooley were all killed during that robbery in march. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Four men accused of breaking into a Gonzales home and killing three people got their day in court this morning, Tuesday, April 17. They have all pleaded not guilty to a list of charges.

Michael Aikens, Devon James, Bernard James and Rolondo Durrell Stewart, all of Prairieville, made the pleas in a Gonzales courtroom. The four, along with a fifth suspect, Travis Moore, are accused of killing Robert Irwin Marchand, his wife Shirley Marchand and their son Douglas Dooley.

The incident happened back in February. The suspects are said to have broken into the home to steal a safe that had rare gold coins locked inside.

At some point during the robbery the throats of all three victims were slashed. Shirley Marchand was the only survivor. She was taken to an area hospital where she remained in critical condition for several weeks.

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