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March 9, 1928
A Day Remembered in DeRidder, Louisiana

The double execution by hanging was the first to occur in the History of
Beauregard Parish. Two states and three Parishes were involved in the
possibly most dastardly crime ever committed in southwest Louisiana near
DeRidder in 1926.

Tunnel connects the Gothic Jail
to the Courthouse. It was used
to move the prisoners to the court
room away from the eye of the public.
Center round atrium is surrounded by
Circular staircase until it reaches
the 3rd floor of the jail.

Keys reputed to have locked the cell
door of solitary confinement where
Joe Genna and Molton Brasseaux were
housed from 1926 - 1928.
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 Home page
Home Page
 Chapter 9 Genna Trial
Genna Trial
 Chapter 1 Leading Up to the Murder
Leading Up To The Murder
 Chapter 10 Charge by Judge Cline
Charge by Judge Cline
 Chapter 2 Confession by Molton Brasseaux
Confession by Molton Brasseaux
 Chapter 11 Genna's Case Goes Before Jury
Genna's Case Goes Before Jury
 Chapter 3 Confession by Joe Genna
Confession by Joe Genna
 Chapter 12 Brasseaux Trial
Brasseaux Trial
 Chapter 4 Witnessess Applicable to the Crime
Witnesses Applicable to the Crime
 Chapter 13 Judgments
 Chapter 5 Grand Jury Called into Session
Grand Jury Called into Session
 Chapter 14 Repentant and Ready to Die
Repentant and Ready to Die
 Chapter 6 Called for Jury Duty
Called for Jury Duty
 Chapter 15 The Hanging
The Hanging
 Chapter 7 Overview of the Trial
Overview of the Trial
 Chapter 16 Appeals
 Chapter 8 Brasseaux Blames Joe Genna
Brasseaux Blames Joe Genna
 Chapter 17 Written by Others
Written by Others
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