Man charged in his sisterís death out on $500K bond
By Dwayne Bremer
Feb 25, 2014, 18:50
After spending more than a year in jail awaiting trial for the 2013 murder of his sister, suspect Kevin Boudreaux Jr. last week was released on a $500,000 bond. His trial has been set for June 16.
Boudreaux, 22, is accused of shooting and killing his sister Janell Boudreaux outside their family's C.C. Road home on Feb. 10, 2013.
Authorities said during a preliminary hearing in March 2013, that the Boudreauxs had been at the Pass Christian Mardi Gras parade earlier in the day and when they returned home, there was an altercation between several family members before the shooting. After the altercation, police said, Kevin Boudreaux Jr. retrieved a .38 caliber pistol, and went outside to confront his sister.
"He pounded the gun on the side of the trailer, and struck her in the face--she fell down and he struck her a few more times, then shot her," Sheriff's Investigator John Luther testified.
An autopsy revealed that Janell had at least eight blunt force injuries to her face and scalp; she also had several abrasions and cuts to her arms and legs, Luther said.
Kevin Boudreaux tested positive for gunpowder on his hands, Luther said. Janell Boudreaux had no gunpowder residue on her, Luther said.
Investigators presented Boudreaux's case to a Hancock County Grand Jury and he was indicted on Dec. 31, 2013.
According to court records, he has retained Gulfport Attorney Michael Crosby to represent him.
Boudreaux has waived his arraignment. His trial is set for June 16, barring any continuances in the case.
On Friday, Boudreaux posted a $500,000 bond and was released from jail, Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said Monday.
Under the terms of his bond agreement, Boudreaux must appear at every scheduled court hearing or his bond could be revoked, officials said.