Judge denies early release request for Derek Quebedeaux
AMITE, LA (WAFB) - An early release hearing Wednesday morning for a man convicted of killing three college students while driving drunk, did not turn out as he had planned.
Derek Quebedeaux was sentenced in February 2011 to 12 years behind bars, three without the possibility of parole. He has been serving his time at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail in Amite.
According to ActionNews17, his attorney argues in the "uniform application for post-conviction relief" that his client's confession was acquired without a warrant and left him without any other option but to plead guilty to the charges. The report added Quebedeaux is asking for credit for time served while under house arrest.
According to the report, District Attorney Scott Perrilloux disagrees with the claims and arguments in the application. It stated he described the motion as "baseless."
The judge denied Quebedeaux's request for early release.
Quebedeaux pleaded guilty to three counts of vehicular homicide and five counts of felony hit and run in November 2010.
The Hammond Police Department reported he drove into a crowd of Southeastern Louisiana University students back in March 2009.
The three people who died in the wreck were identified as Maxime Profit, 23, of Vaires Sur Marne, France; Beth Boudreaux, 19, of Husser, Louisiana; and Thurman "Rion" Lowe, III, 24, of Kenner. The injured students were identified as Nadine Steward of England and Maja Bradonjic of Belgrade, Serbia. Steward was 18 and Bradonjic was 24 at the time of the crash.
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