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Guilty plea as swamp slaying trial set to begin

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PLAQUEMINE - The man accused of murder in the swamp slaying case pleaded guilty just before his trial Wednesday.

Detrell Scott, 23, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges for shooting Kye Boudreaux. Boudreaux was found dead at his camp in Iberville Parish in May 2014.

Police found Boudreaux's boat with its lights on and his truck in a field. The truck looked like someone tried to scorch it. Boudreaux's body was found by his family. He was shot in the head. Police believe Scott killed Boudreaux, used the boat to get back to shore and stole his truck to get back to the road and burned the car.

"He executed him," said Prosecutor Tony Clayton. "It was a horrible crime scene."

Scott was with the victim the night before the murder and police found his DNA at the scene.

"There was so much blood," Scott cried out during his confession. "It's over."

In previous WBRZ.com stories, Sheriff Brett Stassi said he regrets Boudreaux's family finding the body.

"Really the thing I regret is that the family was at the scene and had to see their son," Sheriff Stassi said. "That was the last memory they'll have of their son, that's what made it really horrific to me."

Prosecutors may offer a plea deal to Darrell Georgetown, who was charged with being an accessory after the fact to the murder. The deal would be for a five-year suspended sentence and fives years of active probation. Scott faces life in prison.

 

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