Colin Flaherty (Author of Don't Make the Black Kids Angry) Commentary News Video "In Danish tourist's killing near New Orleans East motel, woman booked with murder" criminality murder dmtbka denial deceit delusion A Gretna woman w...
Colin Flaherty (Author of Don't Make the Black Kids Angry) Commentary News Video "In Danish tourist's killing near New Orleans East motel, woman booked with murder" criminality murder dmtbka denial deceit delusion A Gretna woman with a history of prostitution- and drug-related arrests has been jailed in the fatal shooting of a Danish tourist in New Orleans East last week, authorities said Thursday.
Brandy Myles, 36, faces a count of second-degree murder in the killing of Poul Hansen, 44, who was found dead early Saturday in the 4200 block of America Street. He had been shot in the head.
Hansen was in New Orleans as part of a motorcycle tour of the U.S. with fellow riders from Denmark. The group was staying at a Super 8 motel on Chef Menteur Highway, an off-the-beaten-path location for most tourists, but close to scenic routes along the coast as well as Interstate 10.
Hansen’s body was found a few blocks from the motel.
According to a law enforcement source, New Orleans police used footage from a surveillance camera to link a car spotted near Hansen’s body to Myles.
Authorities tracked Myles to her apartment in Gretna, where Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies took her into custody on counts that included illegally possessing heroin, drug paraphernalia and pharmaceuticals, Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jason Rivarde said.
New Orleans police questioned Myles at that point, and she told them she met Hansen on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter late Friday or early Saturday, the source said.
Myles claimed that she and Hansen agreed to go back to his hotel to have sex, but they ended up pulling into a nearby residential neighborhood at his request, according to the source.
Myles said that she and Hansen briefly got out of the car, but another man approached and frightened her, prompting her to speed away alone.
Myles said she heard gunfire as she drove off, suggesting that the man who startled her had killed Hansen, according to the source.
But police didn’t believe that key aspects of her account matched other evidence developed by investigators, and they secured a warrant to book her with murder once she is transferred to New Orleans’ jail.