Brother sobs as prosecutor tells judge he admitted shooting his 14-year-old brother

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The 17-year-old brother of a boy shot to death during his 14th birthday party will remain in jail without bail after prosecutors told the judge Friday he confessed to the shooting.

Messiah Breaux and his mother, Ellen Breaux, 33, stood next to each other in court, sobbing as prosecutors explained to the judge that they were arrested Wednesday in connection with an unrelated robbery weeks before the slaying.


“Messiah Breaux confessed to shooting his brother,” prosecutor Casey Goodman told the judge in court.

Goodman said Messiah Breaux confessed while being being questioned about the robbery.

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After outlining the allegations of the June 23 armed robbery and the self-incriminating statement, Goodman asked the judge to raise the bail on Messiah Breaux while police continue investigating.

Goodman did not give a motive or any explanation for what may have happened. After the brief hearing, Goodman declined to give any details, including whether the shooting may have been accidental.

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After hearing that more charges may come, state District Judge Michael McSpadden raised the bail for Messiah Breaux from $50,000 to no-bond.

The decision led both mother and son to sob and rock back and forth as they stood, handcuffed and wearing orange jail uniforms. During the outburst, McSpadden chastised Ellen Breaux.

“There will be none of those theatrics,” McSpadden cautioned.

McSpadden appointed defense attorney Chuck Hinton to represent Messiah Breaux. Mike Stone was appointed to represent his mother.

The two face up to life in prison if convicted of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

The Breauxs are accused of pulling a gun on a man and taking his money and white pick-up truck.

Two men allegedly pistol whipped the man after Ellen Breaux drove them to the scene in a red SUV.

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Police were able to track the truck to the family’s home using GPS and surveillance showed the trio unloading property from the stolen truck.

On Friday, the prosecutor declined to say who police believe the third man was or whether he is free.

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