Slain teen's mom appears in court on aggravated robbery charge

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Ellen Breaux, the mother of a boy who was shot to death, appeared before a judge this morning (KTRK)

The mother of a boy who was shot to death a day after his 14th birthday appeared before a judge Thursday morning after she and her other son were arrested on a robbery charge.

Ellen Breaux and her 17-year-old son Messiah were seen in handcuffs Wednesday when they were arrested for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Eyewitness News has learned the charge stems from a carjacking that happened last month, weeks before Breaux's 14-year-old son, O'Cyrus Breaux, was fatally shot in the stomach. It's unrelated to his death.


O'Cyrus died early Monday morning.

While the pair were being walked to a patrol car, the mother denied involvement in the alleged robbery.

Investigators believe the mother and son are linked to more aggravated robberies and that she is the leader of a northside robbery crew.

In court, it was revealed the alleged robbery took place on June 23 at an apartment complex on Cypress Station Drive where a man was held up at gunpoint of cash and his sport-utility vehicle.

Prosecutors said there is probable cause for both mother and son for the crime. They also apparently confessed to their involvement.

Police are still looking for a third person who was alleged in the carjacking. Bond is set at $50,000 for both Ellen and Messiah Breaux.

There was nothing expressed about O'Cyrus during court. However, during questioning, Messiah confessed to killing his brother, according to sources close to the investigation.

"Please don't (expletive) ask my son that," said Ellen.

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