LIVINGSTON – A Livingston Parish grand jury returned a True Bill of Indictment today (July 11) for a Denham Springs man charged in the June murder of a Baton Rouge woman.
Grand jurors indicted Christopher Landry with one count of second degree murder in the death of Kayla Ann Denham, according to 21st Judicial District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux.
Landry is scheduled for arraignment July 24.
Denham met Landry on Dunn Road approximately 5 a.m. June 5, according to the report by detectives.
Denham texted her boyfriend, stating she was at the Dunn road address and to keep his phone on because she a bad feeling, investigators said in the report.
An "altercation" occurred after Landry confronted Denham, according to the report. He allegedly struck her in the head with a metal pipe numerous times and choked her to death.
Landry allegedly placed Denham's lifeless body in a plastic container and placed the container with the body in a shed, and placed a tarp over the container, according to investigators from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.
Landry allegedly told investigators he paid $140 for a massage and "sexual favor." He went into another room after the exchange and said he spotted Denham trying to steal his computer bag and wallet, records show.
Sheriff Jason Ard said in response to Landry's statement that the claim "does not fully support the investigation," and that they must rely on evidence to find the truth because the victim could not speak for herself.