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Bossier city man arrested on another murder charge

Posted: Mar 5, 2008 9:03 AM

Jan. 16, 2008

3:15 p.m.



A Bossier City man, already in custody for the murder of his wife and her unborn child, has been charged with the murder of another person, said Sheriff Deen today.

Robert Ernest Cole, 32, of the 300 block of Bayou Loop, is now charged with the killing of Christopher Michael Pierce of Shreveport, who would have been 24 years old May 29, 2008.

Pierce disappeared May 18, 2003, after leaving his job at the Taco Bell in the 4100 block of Barksdale Boulevard, Bossier City about 11:30 p.m.

His vehicle, a red 1988 Jeep Comanche, was pulled from the Red River Dec. 6, 2007, and human remains were found inside.

"I want to thank our Bossier Sheriff's investigators who were quick to pick up additional information during the course of their initial homicide investigation of Mr. Cole," said Deen. "I also want to thank Bossier-Webster District Attorney Schuyler Marvin for his help in putting the Pierce case together."

Cole is currently being held in the Bossier Maximum Security Facility for the murder of his wife, Terresa, 26, and her unborn child, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at their residence on Bayou Loop. She was 12 weeks pregnant at the time of her death.

During the course of investigating those murders, Bossier Sheriff's investigators received information that Cole had murdered Pierce. This information came from remarks made by Robert Cole and Terresa Cole to one another and to others. Bossier Sheriff's investigators say it is the kind of information only the murderer would know.

Bossier Sheriff's investigators say Terresa feared her husband because she knew he had killed Pierce, and that she was murdered to silence her. Cole believed his wife was having an affair with Pierce and killed him in revenge.

Pierce's family members said that, shortly before he disappeared, he told them his life had been threatened. He was a 2002 graduate of Parkway High School who was working at Taco Bell to save money to go to college and to purchase a new car.