POSTED: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 7:04pm
EUNICE POLICE DEPARTMENT — Robert Lee Heard has been taken into custody by Shreveport Police Department. Eunice Police will travel to Shreveport today for transfer back to Eunice to face 1st degree murder charges.
The Eunice Police Department responded to 100 block of Prairie Ave in reference to a reported homicide Friday evening. Upon arrival officers discovered the body of 35 year old Demetra Doyle in the home. During the investigation officers learned that the suspect, Robert Lee Heard, was the husband of the deceased victim.
Heard has a previous arrest in California for 2nd degree murder and a previous arrest for attempted 1st degree murder by Shreveport, La police in 2003. He was just released from prison on July 26,2011 and is on parole. He has friends and relatives in Ville Platte, La and Shreveport, La.