Louisiana

Man, 44, accused of killing, dismembering Louisiana roommate

Authorities say a 44-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering a 27-year-old who was living with the suspect's ex-girlfriend.

Kenner's police chief and the St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff say Viusqui Perez-Espinosa has been arrested on charges of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.

He's accused of killing Ivis Alexis Portales-Lara, whose family reported him missing Nov. 13.

Police Lt. Brian McGregor says the victim was living with a woman whom Perez-Espinosa had left. He says that after Perez-Espinosa was evicted from another apartment, he moved in with the woman and Portales-Lara.

McGregor says detectives found blood spatters and a big pool of blood in the apartment Nov. 15. He says pieces of Portales-Lara's body were found in a canal Dec. 29 and over the past two weeks.