Court records show one of the teens arrested in a fatal Gentilly carjacking that left a local pastor’s wife dead confessed to the crime and implicated another teen and a juvenile.
Saturday, NOPD announced the arrests of 17-year-old Jontrell Robinson, 18-year-old Edwin Cottrell, and a juvenile, whose name was not released, in the Nov. 27 incident.
During questioning, Robinson confessed to taking 49-year-old Jeannot Plessy out of her car, getting into the vehicle, and then accelerating in reverse and striking Plessy. He also admitted to riding in the car with Cottrell, a known juvenile and an unknown black female, court documents indicate.
Robinson stated that after the murder they took the vehicle to New Orleans East where they left it parked in the driveway of an abandoned house.
Court records note that detectives interviewed a witness that heard Plessy scream, so he went outside and saw her on the ground. The witness said he saw someone in her car and tried to intervene and that's when the car accelerated and struck Plessy.
Plessy and her husband, Pastor David Plessy, had a date night and she was picking up their children at a relative’s home when the incident occurred.
Both Robinson’s and Cotrell’s bond have been set at $600,000.