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Heidi Broussard case: KVUE's coverage since the beginning

Magen Fieramusca is accused of kidnapping and killing her longtime friend, Heidi Broussard, in December 2019.

AUSTIN, Texas — Magen Fieramusca, the woman accused of kidnapping and killing Austin mother Heidi Broussard, is expected to plead guilty on Jan. 31, 2023.

KVUE has covered this case since the beginning, when Broussard and her infant daughter went missing in December 2019. About a week later, police found Broussard's body in the trunk of a car in Harris County.

Officers found Broussard's daughter alive inside Fieramusca's home, where the car was parked. Investigators claim Fieramusca pretended the baby was her own. 

Investigators later said Fieramusca kidnapped her childhood friend and the baby from their South Austin apartment. She is now facing numerous charges, including kidnapping and capital murder. 

In May 2022, a judge denied Fieramusca's attorneys' request that evidence be thrown out against her. The attorneys claimed that the evidence was illegally obtained when investigators entered the Harris County home without a search warrant.

On Jan. 24, 2023, KVUE reported that the Travis County District Attorney's Office expects Fieramusca to plead guilty to Broussard's murder on Jan. 31. The plea is conditioned on Fieramusca receiving a sentence of 55 years and waiving her right to appeal.

Below is a compiled list of all of KVUE's previous coverage of the Broussard case, as well as much of the coverage by our Houston sister station, KHOU, classified by year. The coverage dates back to when Broussard and her daughter were initially reported missing.






Below, you can also find a YouTube playlist featuring KVUE's coverage from the day Broussard's body was found up through Fieramusca's May 12, 2022, hearing: 

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