LIVINGSTON — A Livingston man who lived in the home where Stacy Warren Smith was found dead on April 7 has been booked in his slaying.
Joseph A. Wilson, 64, had been arrested that day on an obstruction of justice count. He’s now been booked with manslaughter in the death of the 55-year-old Smith, according to a news release from the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Through a postmortem exam by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office, it was determined Smith died of blunt-force trauma to the head, according to the news release issued Tuesday night.
Livingston town police were called April 7 to the home at 29773 Bloss Ave., where they found Smith’s body.
Wilson originally was booked on obstruction of justice for tampering with evidence at the crime scene and on possession of Schedule IV controlled dangerous substance without a proper prescription, according to the news release.
Through further investigation and the analysis of evidence received from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab, Wilson has also been booked on manslaughter, the news release says.
No further information was given about the incident.
Wilson remains in the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Bail has yet to be set on the new charge.