Mother denied new trial in stabbing deaths of her 2 children
THIBODAUX - A Lafourche Parish judge has denied a Mathews woman's request to have her 2009 convictions for killing her two young children set aside.
Amy Hebert, 47, was found guilty in the Aug. 20, 2007, stabbing deaths of her daughter, 9-year-old Camille, and her 7-year-old son, Braxton, at their home.
She is serving two consecutive life sentences at the Louisiana Correctional Institution for Women in St. Gabriel.
Hebert was seeking a new trial based on a number of allegations she made in a standard post-conviction relief application. The dismissal of those claims brings to a close her attempts to attack the convictions at the state trial court level.
Hebert was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder on May 19, 2009