DA Scott M. Perrilloux reports that 25 YO Joshua Faust, of Albany, pleaded no contest to Manslaughter in the death of his father, 61 YO Larry Faust.
On October 22, 2018, LPSO deputies were dispatched to a residence on Pine Hill Drive in Albany, LA, in reference to a battery complaint. While in route, deputies were informed that the 911 caller, Joshua Faust, stated that he had just killed his father Larry Faust by strangulation and needed police and ambulance. Upon arrival, Joshua Faust was placed into handcuffs and transported to the Livingston Parish Detention Center. In an interview with authorities, Joshua Faust stated that he and his father shared the residence and had been having issues for a while. Faust gave specific details about how he committed the strangulation and homicide. His statements were consistent with the findings of the coroner during the autopsy.
Joshua Faust was sentenced to 30 years with the department of corrections without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. The plea was taken after consultation and approval by the victim’s family.