Brennan Matherne (muh-THERN), a spokesman for the Lafourche (luh-FOOSH') Parish Sheriff's Office, says investigators in Lafourche and Terrebonne (TEHR-uh-bohn) parishes are still working to learn the motive and piece together the sequence of events Thursday.
Authorities say 38-year-old Ben Freeman was embroiled in a custody fight with his ex-wife. He killed himself after attacking his current wife, his former in-laws and his onetime boss at a hospital that fired him.
Freeman's wife, former mother-in-law and the hospital administrator are dead.
Matherne says Parish Councilman Louis Phillip Gouaux and his daughter Andrea are in critical condition after surgery early Thursday in New Orleans.
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