DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (The Livingston Parish News) – A Livingston Parish grand jury returned a true bill of indictment against an Independence man accused of killing his stepfather, a popular Elvis Presley tribute artist.
Trace Pigott, 28, was indicted on one charge of second-degree murder and is scheduled to be arraigned “within the coming weeks,” according to a statement from the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday. He is currently being held in the Livingston Parish Detention Center, according to online booking records.
Pigott is being accused in the killing of Jason Baglio, a local entertainer who was fatally shot in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 8. According to the original report from the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, Baglio was shot “multiple times” and was found dead when deputies arrived on scene.
It was later confirmed that Baglio was Pigott’s stepfather.
Immediately after the shooting, Trace Pigott and his father, 53-year-old Tommy Ray Pigott, fled the scene and were captured separately by authorities in New Orleans over the next two days.
Trace Pigott faces other charges in Orleans Parish that include illegally carrying weapons, possession of a firearm or weapon by a felon, illegally carrying weapons with CDS, and possession of buprenorphine.
Tommy Ray Pigott faces one count of principal to second degree murder.
Few other details have been released about the crime that took the life of Baglio, a popular Elvis Presley tribute artist in southeast Louisiana. A native of Independence, Baglio became known around southeast Louisiana for bringing the “King of Rock n’ Roll” to restaurants, bars, casinos, clubs, retirement homes, and Council on Aging facilities.
Baglio was a fan favorite at the Livingston Council on Aging, where he had recently started working as head chef and helped build the organization’s new on-site kitchen.