Prosecutors said the 27-year-old defendant, Blanc, confessed that he murdered his 20-year-old pregnant wife because she disrespected him and then shot her 68-year-old father from behind because he was not able to look into his eyes.
Blanc was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering his pregnant wife Martine and her father Roosevelt.
According to the court documents, the victim was six months pregnant when she died. The defendant also admitted that he knew his wife was having a baby. The 68-year-old victim was found dead and burned near the family home.
Cops tried to get in touch with Martine, but could not find her. During an interview with investigators, the defendant reportedly said that while his mother-in-law was showering, he followed Roosevelt into Martine’s old bedroom.
After fatally shooting Roosevelt in the back, the defendant then exited, locked, and discarded the keys to the bedroom. The defendant also told investigators that he left his wife’s body in her apartment for a week. After that, Blanc dragged Martine’s body into a trash container and left it by the dumpster in an alleyway of the apartment complex.
According to the court documents, obtained by L&C, Blanc attempted to dismember her body to make it easier to dispose of, but he failed to remove any body parts, documents stated.
The 27-year-old defendant received three life terms for two counts of murder in the first degree and one count of murder in the first degree of an unborn child. He also received two 15 year-terms for two counts of abuse of a dead body.