POSTED: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 12:13pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 9:13pm
Denham Springs (NBC33) — Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies are investigating a domestic homicide case in Denham Springs at Eastover Estates in the 8000 block of Chickasaw Street.
Police responded to the scene Tuesday morning, June 17, and say the incident happened overnight.
Detectives say the female victim, 29-year-old Nicole M. Ozment, appears to have been beaten. The coroner's office will conduct an autopsy to determine an official cause of death.
Officers arrested the suspect, the victim's boyfriend, Jerry J. Pinestraw, Jr., 37.
Pinestraw is charged with second degree murder, and three counts of child desertion.
No bond has been set at this time.
Detectives are still investigating this case, and more information will be released as it becomes available.