No charges filed in stabbing death of local man

Published 2:00 am Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday it will not be filing formal charges against a woman who might be responsible for the stabbing death of a local man last month.

Anthony Bogard, 42, was found dead at a home on County Road 288 on March 22. He had been stabbed several times.

Investigators took a woman into custody after the incident, who allegedly had several facial injuries.

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On Friday, Chief Investigator Alan Wilburn said the sheriff’s department would not be charging the woman with any crime as evidence pointed to the killing being in self-defense.

The woman lived at the CR 288 home where Bogard was killed; however, Bogard did not live there.

“There was not enough evidence to support murder or manslaughter,” Wilburn said Friday. “After interviewing witnesses, we determined it was self-defense.”

Wilburn said the case will still be presented to the grand jury in May, which will decide if an indictment should be handed down against the woman for Bogard’s death.