Posted By:Jerri Strombeck
Subject:Re: Verrett family - Berwick, Louisiana - Brenda, Barbara, Lucy and Robert
Post Date:November 20, 2012 at 16:00:41
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According to a news article at the time, her brother in law was Sylvest Verrett.

Roy Mejia was a nephew of Bernardo "Shorty" Mejia, common law husband of Barbara. His alias was Roy Savoie.

The father of the children was Robert Andrew Verrett, Sr. Barbara was the former Barbara Breaux. Barbara was born 5/10/1933.

1940 census, Jefferson Davis, Louisiana

Julian Verrett 52
Azemie Verrett 42
Robert Verrett 18
Nelson Verrett 12

1930 census, Police Jury Ward 6, St Mary, Louisiana
Deagera Breaux 50
Lucy Breaux 39
John Breaux 22
Leroy Breaux 16
Raymond Breaux 12
Lynwood Breaux 7

In a newspaper article, Roy stated that he and Barbara argued over his plans to marry a Mexican prostitute. He said he came home and found the bodies and took them out to the swamp because he thought that he would be blamed for the murders, but that he didn't think that he killed them. He was ruled sane to stand trial.

He was convicted of Brenda's death and sentenced to be executed, but in 1972 the death penalty was ruled unConstitutional. He was still on Death Row at Angola as of December 1976.

In 1980 he was released off of Death Row into the general population of the prison and in 1983 he was resentenced to life imprisonment.

Hope this info helps.