Ruth Prats Obituary, Death – Covington LSThe St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office identified the second victim of the burn incident that occurred in Covington on Thursday. Ruth Prats was found dead in a parking lot on East Gibson Street on Monday morning. She was the second victim to be found deceased in this incident. The first casualty to be identified was Father Otis Young, who was 71 years old. According to the coroner, Prats died as a result of an injury caused by blunt force. Young was killed in a brutal act of violence, and he passed away as a consequence of the ordeal.
Antonio Tyson was charged with murder, kidnapping, obstructing justice, resisting law enforcement, and unlawfully possessing stolen property. He was also suspected of putting up resistance to police authorities. The following statement was published by the District Attorney’s Office in the parish of St. Tammany: “Before pursuing the death penalty in any case, our organization conducts a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crime. The investigation will get underway as soon as the relevant law enforcement agency provides our office with a comprehensive report detailing the alleged incident.”
The declaration that follows is one that was made by Archbishop Gregory Aymond: “The slaughter in Covington is a sickening sight to behold. The anguish, the suffering, and the incredulity will remain with us for a very long time, particularly for those who were personally impacted by the event. “During this time of waiting for confirmation of the second victim, I pray for both of them. Because of his sensitivity, compassion, and pastoral heart, Fr. Otis was a well-known pastor who left an impression on a great number of people. Our community and church are going through a difficult time. “My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Covington, and in particular with St. Peter Parish. In addition, I want to offer my thanks and prayers to the police, the coroner, and any other authorities who handled this situation with such caution and concern.
“I want to encourage individuals who are grieving to pray to Jesus and beg him to help them understand how this could have happened. “Let us not stop praying for those who are afflicted, especially Ruth Prats, who has not been found, Father Otis, and the families of both of them, as well as anyone else who is in need. Please pray that God would forgive you, love you, and give you hope.”