ST. MARTINVILLE — Patrick Paul George has been accused in the slaying of Cory Sonnier, 29, whose body was found June 24 at Lake Martin, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Thursday.
George, 39, of Lafayette, was booked with one count of first-degree murder Thursday, according to the news release. He is being held without bail.
George was being held on one count of obstruction of justice to first-degree murder.
A second man, David James Anderson, 19, of Lafayette, is also being held on one count of obstruction of justice to first-degree murder in the case, the release says.
Both men were arrested in Georgia in July by the U.S. Marshals Service, according to the release.
A kayaker found Sonnier’s body near a boat launch on the lake. Sonnier had been stabbed multiple times, deputies have said.
The Sheriff’s Office said in the release that the investigation is continuing.
Last month, a jury in Lafayette Parish acquitted George in the September 2007 stabbing of three people inside a Lafayette nightclub.
That stabbing was not related to the new allegations, the Sheriff’s Office has said.
George is also scheduled to stand trial in Lafayette Parish on one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.