The Third Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles has upheld the murder conviction of a Campti man in connection with a double homicide trial. According to Natchitoches Parish District Attorney Van H. Kyzar, Reado Nargo (a/k/a Renaldo Nargo), 32, was convicted on September 17, 2014, of the shooting deaths of Johnny L. Brimzy and Stanley J. Brimzy, both of Campti.
Stanley Brimzy’s body was found on Vaughn Street in Campti by a passerby in the early morning hours of January 26, 2012. He had been shot once in the head. The body of Johnny Lee (a/k/a John L.) Brimzy was found later that morning next to a railroad track. He had been shot once in the leg and three times in the head.
Witnesses who discovered the first body described three individuals seen around the area just prior to the shooting, with one of those suspects being Nargo. He was located and transported to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office for questioning, where he gave a statement. While waiting to be transported to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center, Nargo escaped. He was apprehended in June 2012 in Tacoma, Washington, by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Apprehension Team.
In his appeal, Nargo’s attorney alleged five different errors were committed at trial; however, the Court of Appeals determined that these allegations lacked merit in their opinion dated June 1, 2016.
Nargo is currently serving a life sentence at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.