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Lafayette Family Tragedy at the World Cup

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News

Place Covered: South Africa, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-06-25

Duration: 00:01:26

Subjects: OBITUARIES | South Africa | World Cup (Soccer)


  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the June 25, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford reporting on the death of 24-year-old Nicole Murphy of Lafayette while she was on a trip attending the World Cup in South Africa with her father and three of her siblings. Sanford reports that Murphy’s brother, Brian Murphy, is in critical condition and her sister, Kellie Murphy, sustained a concussion. The family believes that a drunk driver hit them while they were walking in a designated walking area.