Second Man Arrested in de Jesus Case

Throughout the investigation of the Susana de Jesus kidnapping, officers always believed at least two people were involved. Monday they arrested the main suspect Nicholas-Michael Edwin Jean who told them where to find her body. Now, a second man is behind bars. Bill Stamps has the latest.
image of Nicholas Michael Edwin JeanWhen police arrested 21 year old Nicolas Jean, he admitted to taking Susanna de Jesus and driving her car. He did not admit to killing her.

A witness reported seeing a black truck following Jean out of the parking lot that night. Based on that, authorities arrested a friend of Jean's who owns a black Ford F -150 pickup.

Twenty-five year old Wallace Ledet admits to driving Jean to the parking lot where de Jesus was taken, but says he had nothing to do with the kidnapping and murder.

In the meantime, Susana's sister, Guilly Puente, says it's hard going on without her.

"Yesterday, I was listening to the song "Wind Beneath My Wings". And every single word on that song describes the way my sister is. She always made sure everybody was taken care of. She was not a selfish person. She never was."

The family of the main suspect, Nicolas Gene, contacted activist Quanell to ask for help. What kind of help? We don't know. Quanell X told the Houston Chronicle that Jean had mental health issues as a boy and one counselor diagnosed him as being bipolar.

image of Susana de Jesus None of that matters to Susana's sister who called the murder cold and heartless.

"But the good thing is that she's in God's hands right now. She's in heaven right now with her husband and her babies. That's the comfort that we have right now."

Bill Stamps, KUHF Houston Public Radio News.