- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - A Breaux Bridge woman has admitted to a judge that she was one of two people who strangled her elderly mother in 2011, drove her body to Lake Martin and left it in a car for others to find.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1uyYrpO ) 51 -year-old Heller Marie Dupuis pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday in the November 2011 killing of 83-year-old Jessie B. Messex, whose body police found with the rope still around her neck.

Dupuis acknowledged to Judge Lori Landry that she and an accomplice, her 33-year-old daughter, Toni Marie Dupuis, carried out the crime.

Heller Dupuis did not say why they killed Messex. She will be sentenced on for March 13.

Toni Dupuis also has agreed to plead guilty to manslaughter, though no court date has been scheduled.



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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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