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NOPD: 3 teens accused in fatal Gentilly carjacking

Updated December 1 at 9:10 PM

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Three teens are accused in a fatal carjacking in Gentilly that claimed the life of 49-year-old Jeannot Plessy Tuesday (Nov. 27), according to New Orleans police.

Jontrell Robinson, 17, was booked into the Orleans Justice Center jail Saturday evening on one count each of second-degree murder and carjacking, online jail records show.

Police also arrested 19-year-old Edwin Cottrell in connection with the Plessy’s death Saturday, hours after calling him a “person of interest,” in the case. Cottrell was booked into the Orleans Justice Center jail Saturday evening on one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, online jail records show, but NOPD said he is expected to be charged with one count each of principal to second-degree murder and principal to carjacking.

A juvenile is also accused of being involved in the fatal carjacking. He was arrested on charges of principal to second-degree murder and principal to carjacking, according to NOPD. Police did not release the juvenile’s name.

Plessy’s family described her as an amazing woman who touched many lives.

“She did everything she could for the community. They served red beans every Monday in Central City. She just came back from a trip where she was a speaker through Samoa,” Nadia Sanchez, Plessy’s oldest daughter said.

Sanchez was there when her mother was run over, as were Plessy’s other two children. Plessy was dropping her younger children off at Sanchez’s home in the 2400 block of Prentiss around 8 p.m. when a man ran up, pulled her from the car, pushed her to the ground and jumped into her vehicle.

Sanchez’s husband stepped in to help, but the carjacker put the car in reverse, dragging Sanchez’s husband and running over Plessy.

Both Sanchez’s mother and husband were brought to the hospital, where Plessy died and Sanchez’s husband is awaiting discharge, with internal bleeding and severe road rash, Sanchez said.

Jeannot Franco Plessy, 49, left, is pictured with her husband David Plessy on vacation. Jeannot Plessy was killed Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, when a carjacker ran over her body with her car in Gentilly, New Orleans police said.
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