Kiln man jailed for shooting his sister to death
By Geoff Belcher
Feb 12, 2013, 18:41
More than a dozen people stood behind crime scene tape outside a Kiln home Sunday, their faces pale and ghostly in flashing blue light as a mother wept over her daughter's body.
"I'm so sorry, baby," she wailed, over and over. "I'm so, so sorry!"
Kevin Boudreaux, Jr., 21, was arrested Sunday afternoon soon after he allegedly shot his 20-year-old sister Janell to death, Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said.
Deputies were called to the scene at around 4:44 p.m. Sunday in the front yard of a mobile home at C.C. Road, where the Boudreaux siblings lived with their mother, Jana Hoda, Adam said.
"A domestic dispute involving a physical altercation ... began outside of the home between Kevin Boudreaux, Jr., and his former girlfriend," Adam said. "There was a confrontation between him and two or three other people, then one thing led to another."
Janell Boudreaux apparently tried to jump in and end the fight when "The dispute (culminated) with a physical assault," with Kevin shooting Janell once with a handgun, Adam said.
"It is a terrible tragedy," Adam said. "Any time you have a family member that does that to another family member, let alone a human being, it's sad."
Kevin Boudreaux and his ex-girlfriend – whose name is not being released – had reportedly bumped into each other at the St. Paul Carnival Assoc. parade in Pass Christian earlier in the day, Adam said, and Kevin invited her back to his home. Janell Boudreaux had ridden in a float during the parade.
Kevin Boudreaux remains incarcerated at the Hancock County Adult Detention Center under a $500,000 bond, Adam said. No trial date has yet been scheduled.
Investigator John Luther is in charge of the case.