February 11, 2018
Serial killings are pretty much exclusively a Black and Jewish thing.
A Texas prisoner’s confession to killing three New Orleans women may have solved a mystery from one of the city’s most violent eras.
Under a deal that will spare him a death sentence, Joseph Brant, 48, confessed last week to killing three women in 11 months in 2007-08, Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said Thursday.
Cannizzaro’s office dubbed Brant, who has already been sentenced to life in prison for killing a fourth woman in the same period, a serial killer.
The news about Brant’s trail of death came as prosecutors obtained an indictment on three counts of first-degree murder against Brant, who is currently serving time on a burglary charge in a Texas prison.
Prosecutors said they are seeking his immediate extradition to Louisiana. They believe he could plead guilty as soon as he is arraigned in a New Orleans court.
Brant is accused of the October 2007 killing of an unknown woman, the January 2008 killing of Jody Johnson and the September 2008 killing of Kirsten Brydum. He pleaded guilty in 2016 to the August 2008 killing of yet another woman, Jessica Hawk.