Paul Purpura has a must read for those that want to catch up. Other vital background can be found here.
The mayor and the mother then were allowed to be in the room when Dubois questioned Dantin. When Dantin began to confess, Dubois was unable to find an operable voice recorder, and his assistant was unable to take notes, according to the lawsuit.
Camardelle, meanwhile, “was crying hysterically and uncontrollably, at times lying on the floor,” according to the lawsuit. Camardelle at one point thought he was having a heart attack. He was not. The mother’s lawyers accuse Camardelle of intentionally disrupting the confession.
Dantin was arrested. But the mother, questioning the slow pace of the investigation, said prosecutors repeatedly asked for the investigative reports from Grand Isle police, to no avail.