NEW ORLEANS – Three Louisiana teenagers were arrested Saturday after a pastor’s wife was run over and killed by her own vehicle during a carjacking, reported Fox News.
Jeannot Franco Plessy, 49, was pulled from her own automobile and tossed to the ground during a carjacking while she was outside her daughter’s home on Nov. 27. As a result, her son-in-law tried desperately to intercede, but the suspects reversed Plessy’s Nissan SUV and ran over her. Consequently, she died later that night from blunt force trauma.
Now, the suspects have been rounded up.
Jontrell Robinson, 17, was charged with second-degree murder and carjacking, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Moreover, Edwin Cottrell, 18, was arrested and charged with being a principal to second-degree murder and a principal to carjacking.
Furthermore, another juvenile, who was not identified, was also charged with being a principal to second-degree murder and principal to carjacking.
Plessy, who was a mother-of-five, co-founded the outreach ministry Crossover Christian Fellowship with her husband, David Plessy, more than a decade ago. David Plessy said his wife was a domestic abuse survivor who recently returned from an evangelical trip to American Samoa during domestic violence awareness month, according to WWL-TV.
The couple had been married 14 years. David Plessy called his wife’s death “an act of selfishness.” And although his personal agony is undeniably deep, his faith is coming through loud and clear.
“One inclination would be to scream out for justice and scream out of anger, and perhaps that’s a stage of my grief that’s in front of me,” he told WWL-TV. “But I know my wife has never failed to forgive anyone who has hurt her.”