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Niece charged in 65-year-old woman's stabbing death

5 years 11 months 1 week ago Thursday, August 02 2018 Aug 2, 2018 August 02, 2018 3:02 PM August 02, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

UPDATE: Slidell Police arrested Kenya Despenza Thursday afternoon in the murder of her aunt, Dianne Bercy.

Despenza was booked into the Slidell city jail and will be transported to St. Tammany jail Parish where bond will be set, according to a Slidell Police news release.


SLIDELL - Police say a person was caught driving her aunt's missing car just hours after the 65-year-old woman was found stabbed to death in her home.

According to the Slidell Police Department, Dianne Bercy was found dead from multiple stab wounds inside her home Monday afternoon. Bercy's car was also missing from her driveway.

Investigators were able to identify Bercy's niece, 39-year-old Kenya Despenza as a person of interest. She was found driving Bercy's missing vehicle and has been arrested for theft and failure to appear in court for an unrelated incident.

The investigation is still ongoing, and no arrests have been made in reference to Bercy's death.

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