The Texas woman accused of kidnapping the infant of her supposed “close friend,” Heidi Broussard, will not have a court hearing this week, as previously scheduled.
According to KVUE, suspect Magen Fieramusca had been initially scheduled for a court hearing on January 3 in Travis County. However, her defense attorney requested more time to prepare. Fieramusca’s new hearing is scheduled for February 3, although she is not required to attend, the outlet reports.
Fieramuca is charged with two counts of kidnapping and one count of tampering with evidence, namely a human corpse. Authorities arrested Fieramusca last month after Houston police found Broussard deceased. Fieramusca is accused of taking Broussard’s baby, Margo, and passing the infant off as her own.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, authorities found Broussard’s body seven days after she vanished from her Austin apartment. She had been stuffed in the trunk of a Nissan, found parked at a residence in Houston.
The Nissan is registered to Fieramusca, according to authorities. Officials ruled Broussard’s cause of death as “ligature strangulation.” Authorities found baby Margo alive and well inside the same Houston residence, sitting in a baby swing.
Fieramusca allegedly insisted that the baby was hers. Hospital records, however, reportedly confirmed Margo’s identity, according to her grandfather, Ty Carey. Margo is now back with her father, Shane Carey.
Neighbors near Fieramusca said she lived with a man who thought the baby was his. The man reportedly said he thought Fieramusca had their child while he was out of town working.
Authorities said they have reason to believe that Fieramusca pretended to be pregnant alongside Broussard. The suspect had a baby registry listed on Amazon, with a due date of December 1.
While Heidi Broussard was missing, Fieramusca allegedly made calls and volunteered to help find her. Tim Miller, founder of the search and rescue group, Texas Equusearch, said Fieramusca indicated she was at the hospital when Broussard gave birth to Margo.
“There was not one single indication she had anything to do with it,” Miller said, according to KHOU. “She’s at the hospital as Heidi has a baby.”
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[Feature Photo: Megan Fieramusca/Police Handout & Heidi Broussard & Margo/Handout]