The man who murdered Mickey Shunick may have taken a plea deal to avoid death, but that doesn't mean he's exempt from taking a long dirt nap if he's convicted of any other murders. In particular, he may be connected to the 2010 disappearance of 15-year-old Ali Lowitzer, and there is truly no telling how many other women he has victimized. When Lavergne was arrested over this case in the first place, several women's IDs were found in his possession along with photos he had taken of himself smeared with blood. To be honest, there could be several victims out there, knowing that there are at least two confirmed for a fact that he murdered.
Police in Texas are reviewing information regarding the disappearance of Ali Lowitzer, which indicates that they believe as well that Brandon Scott Lavergne could hold possible ties to her disappearance. If this is the case, the man could be extradited to Texas to face an entirely new trial -- and everyone knows that the state of Texas sort of has an express lane for the death penalty.
The death of Michaela "Mickey" Shunick was brutal. The missing woman was never held captive, was never alive throughout the first night of her disappearance. Lavergne stabbed her several times and then shot her in the head as she fought tooth-and-nail for her survival -- stabbing him in the neck, arms and chest on her way out of this world. This monster should not only ever face another day out of prison in his life, but he deserves the death penalty. In 1999, he murdered Lisa Pate after luring her to spend time with him to "get high" among other things. When Pate wanted to leave, he refused to let her, murdering her in the process.
Here's to hoping other agencies can pin more deaths on him, bringing closure to the families of other missing and slain women while further assuring that this monster could be put to the death that he deserves.
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