Aug 8, 2014 7:46 PM by Valerie Ponseti
Rosalyn Breaux of Welsh remains in jail and her attorney, Ric Oustalet, says he's trying to get her out.
"Based on evidence and information that we have, we think that it's completely reasonable that Rosalyn Breaux acted in fear of her life. There was a history between her and one of the alleged victims and it was a violent history," Oustalet says.
Oustalet argues that Breaux was acting out of self defense back in June, when she shot two men, killing one of them. The Jeff Davis Parish District Attorney's Office has moved to upgrade her charges from counts of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter to second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.
Chief of Police in Welsh, Marcus Crochet, says although they are not giving a motive, information that Welsh Police sent to the District Attorney could provide evidence to upgrade the charges.
"Well we took everything we had and sent it to them, and maybe the District Attorney says they have enough and so they're going to try for that second-degree murder charge," says Crochet.
A grand jury has also been added to the mix and according to the District Attorney's Office, the jury will be convened within a month. Oustalet says this could work for Breaux's case and not against it.
"We're actually happy that they're taking the case to the grand jury because it gives somebody else an opportunity to review that same evidence," Oustalet says.
The hearing to get Breaux's $750,000 bond reduced is on Monday. The trial is set for Jan. 26, 2015.
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