Henson admitted to Holbert that waiting 25 months for news of her daughter was stressful.
Also present at court was Bordeaux’s brother, who frequently lost his temper before being executed by MPs. After the apology, Bordeaux’s mother, Johnna Henson, spoke up and was upset when Holbert didn’t look at her.
What happened to 23-year-old Kelly Boudreaux?
According to Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West, Bordeaux had divorced her husband in April 2012 and was dating a man from her native Florida state when they met Holbert in Froggy Bottoms.
She and Holbert went to the bar for a night of drinking, karaoke, and billiards after her boyfriend left for Florida.
West alleges that Bordeaux became aware of Holbert’s status as a recognized sex offender later that evening. In the early hours of April 14, 2012, Holbert asked Bordeaux if they could spend more time together as they left the pub, but Bordeaux turned him down with a “snide remark about being a sex offender,” according to West.
Kelli Bordeaux had concealed a dangerous and private matter. Michael was unaware that the attractive 23-year-old soldier had been in an adulterous relationship for more than a year.
West alleges that Holbert hit her, knocked her unconscious, dragged her to his car and drove her to his makeshift camp behind the bar. Bordeaux screamed as soon as she regained consciousness. Holbert “beat her until she stopped screaming, wouldn’t move,” the prosecutor claimed.
The next day, Holbert buried Bordeaux after driving into a nearby forest.
Authorities questioned Holbert several times after Bordeaux disappeared because he was the last person they saw. However, he insisted that he had only dropped Bordeaux off at their apartment complex that night and had no idea what happened afterwards.
According to West, Holbert neglected his responsibilities as a registered sex offender and as a result was imprisoned for a significant portion of 2012 and 2013. According to West, there was insufficient evidence, although some other inmates said he made derogatory statements about Bordeaux’s disappearance to support charges against him.
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In late 2013, Holbert became friends with David Marshburn, a Smithfield private investigator working independently on the Bordeaux case. A few months later, Holbert drove Marshburn to Bordeaux’s shallow funeral.
W. David Smith Jr., a defense attorney, said in court Friday, “This situation is horrible. Smith claimed Holbert was drunk and just “snapped” when Bordeaux said he was a sex offender.
“He neglected his morals. He disregarded the basic spirit,” he said. Smith explained that during the protracted search for Bordeaux following her disappearance, Holbert repeatedly considered stepping forward and confessing, but eventually “lacked the confidence to do so because he realized what he had to face.”
Kelly Boudreaux was she located?
Bordeaux family and comrades are praying for their survival.
On May 31, 2014, Bordeaux was buried with full military honors at Mount Peace Cemetery in St. Cloud, Florida.
Nick Holbert had buried the body of Kelli Bordeaux and then led private investigator David Marshburn and his cadaver dog there.
Marshburn then said: “We do a little digging and discover the remains of the garment. We start digging and find the leg bone. Another excavation reveals the full jacket. She is described as having the bag on her head and going the whole nine yards if we take the jacket and pull back the entire garment.
Holbert, a notorious sex offender, admitted to Marshburn that he offered Bordeaux a ride home the night Bordeaux was killed. Holbert lived in the woods behind the bar and worked there part-time.
Update on the Kelly Boudreaux case
Holbert is currently serving a life sentence without prospect of parole for first-degree murder and kidnapping charges.
Holbert was arrested by the police. He later confessed to first-degree murder afterward. During his sentencing hearing, Holbert made an effort to apologize to Kelli’s family.
When Nick Holbert took Kelli to Foggy Bottoms to work as a barhand that Friday night, he admits things started to go wrong.
Holbert explained, “You and your family probably don’t want to hear what I have to say. Kelli’s mother, Johnna Henson, urged him to focus on her instead.
Holbert heard Henson say, “I don’t see how you can take a pretty young girl and beat her up for practically no reason.