The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s deputies recently arrested a 49-year-old woman and charged her with second-degree murder. According to the authorities, the woman beat uncle to death because the man wouldn’t stop talking. The woman claimed she was raped in her sleep by the victim.
Opelousas Woman Sais Her Uncle Sexually Assaulted Her
Last week, the St. Landry Parish law enforcement officials arrested 49-year-old Melissa Ann Credeur, an Opelousas resident.
According to the official police records, last week, the woman dialed 911 and told the dispatcher that her uncle, later identified as John R. Gautreaux, sexually assaulted. When the authorities arrived, they’ve discovered Gautreaux’s body in Credeur’s bedroom.
The woman told the authorities that while she was fast asleep, the man came into her bedroom and raped her. After she finished, the Gautreaux allegedly fell asleep on top of his victim.
Credeur also told the sheriff’s deputies that at one point she realized that her uncle was no longer breathing and that she attempted to move him. Moreover, the Opelousas woman claimed that after she finished moving her uncle, she began hitting him with her fists in order to resuscitate the man.
However, the authorities began to suspect that they might have been misled by the woman. A Sheriff’s deputy declared that the man’s body was found in the fetal position as if he was trying to protect himself against something.
The coroner’s report revealed that the body presented multiple bruises and injuries which are not consistent with life-saving maneuvers. A medical investigation also uncovered that the woman was never raped.
After being confronted with this new evidence, Credeur confessed to beating her uncle to death because she grew weary of his chattering. The authorities revealed that the suspect used various household objects to pummel the victim such as metal fan, pencils, paintbrushes, and a flashlight.
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