Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, 43, died Monday, a day after an apparently stranded motorist shot him in the head and then stood over him to tell him he was going to die soon, state police said.
Authorities plan to charge Kevin Daigle with first-degree murder in the trooper’s slaying. Vincent had been trying to help a man whose pickup truck was stuck sideways in a ditch, Col. Mike Edmonson said.
Killing someone who is only trying to help you is a particularly vile form of murder. And standing above him to tell him he's about to die is about the most vicious form of gloating imaginable.
Now it turns out that Daigle is also suspected of having murdered his roommate right before killing Vincent. This would, technically, make him a serial killer.
I was struck by this photograph of Kevin Daigle taken after he was in custody:
He really looks evil. There's not only no remorse in that expression, there actually seems to be a look of triumph. He's looking straight into the camera lens as if daring us to do something about it. His eyebrows have a somewhat devilish arch. And he has those thin lips I keep seeing on Caucasian sociopaths.
I was surprised to read that Daigle is only 54.
And I was glad to read that Louisiana has the death penalty. Hopefully he'll never get to be as old as he already looks.