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Grand jury indicts woman on second-degree murder in death of sister found in shallow grave

Deborah Palmer (Source: St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office) Deborah Palmer (Source: St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office)
Rebecca Blades (Source: St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office) Rebecca Blades (Source: St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office)
ST. HELENA PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

A St. Helena Parish grand jury has indicted a woman on a murder charge in the death of her sister, whose body was found in a shallow grave, according to court officials.

District Attorney Scott Perrilloux said Deborah Palmer, 38, of Amite, will face one count of second-degree murder in the death of her sister, Rebecca Blades, 36, of Greensburg, when she goes on trial.

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The St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Blades was reported missing on May 10 and her body was found four days later.

An arraignment date has not yet been set.

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