Visitation Friday, funeral Saturday for murdered mom Heidi Broussard


AUSTIN (KXAN) — The visitation for Heidi Broussard, the south Austin woman who was kidnapped and murdered, will be held Friday night and her funeral will follow on Saturday.

Broussard and her then two-week-old baby Margo disappeared on Dec. 12. Broussard was found dead in the trunk of a car near Houston a week later. Her baby was found alive and was reunited with family on Monday.

Heidi Broussard’s funeral will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, in Lake Charles, La., with a public viewing from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27. The funeral home has more details about location and how to send flowers, or how to send a message of support.

A prayer vigil was held at Garrison Park on Monday night, and Austinites showed their support for Broussard and her family.

“We appreciate everybody’s love and concern and heartfelt expressions. That part of it is great,” said Ty Carey, father of Broussard’s fiance Shane, at the vigil.

Shane Carey said in a Facebook post that he and other family and friends planned to leave Friday morning for Lake Charles, La.

Attorney for suspect speaks out

On Thursday, Jan. 2, Magen Fieramusca will appear in court for the first time. The 460th District Court set a 9 a.m. hearing. She’s charged with kidnapping and tampering with a human corpse.

Fieramusca’s lawyer, Austin Attorney Jackie Wood, tells KXAN they were given little information from prosecutors about the timeline and whether more charges will be coming. They say they are anxious to see the evidence against their client.

“As with every American accused of a crime, unless the State can prove these allegations beyond any reasonable doubt, Ms. Fieramusca is innocent,” wrote Wood.

Much of the more than week-long, statewide search for Margo and Broussard is still unknown. A judge sealed nearly all of the court documents usually open to the public. Officers at the Austin Police Department tell us they expect them to be sealed for at least another 30 days.

So far, no one has been officially charged with Heidi Broussard’s murder.

Full statement from Jackie Wood:

Mr. Brian Erskine and I are proud to represent Ms. Magen Fieramusca and are anxious to review the evidence collected thus far.  

 We are in the beginning stages of a very long process, but there are many questions that need to be answered. 

 At this time, we have no information from the Travis County District Attorney’s Office regarding additional charges and do not know when Ms. Fieramusca will appear in court. 

 As with every American accused of a crime, unless the State can prove these allegations beyond any reasonable doubt, Ms. Fieramusca is innocent.

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