A 29-year-old mother from Louisiana was abducted by her ex-boyfriend with whom she had a 2-year-old child. After the family called the police they realized they were doing nothing and would take matters into their own hands.
The case was closed with a dead person. This event shocked the whole country.
Derrimetrie Robinson, one of Bethany Arceneaux’s neighbors, witnessed the abduction when she heard her new mother screaming in the parking lot. She saw Scott Thomas forcibly dragging her and their son into the car.
Luckily the neighbor managed to get the boy but Bethany did not save him.
SHE (ARCENEAUX) WENT TO THE PASSENGER SIDE TO GET HER BABY OUT, AND WHEN SHE WAS DOING THAT A WHITE BUICK PULLED UP BEHIND HER. SHE STARTED RUNNING, AND HE (THE DRIVER OF THE CAR) RAN BEHIND HER AND HE ATTACKED HER, YOU KNOW, WHILE SHE WAS HOLDING HER BABY, ”ROBINSON SAID.
The new mother’s family was horrified to hear this because it was not the first time he had been violent and beaten.
Bethany’s brother, uncle, and cousins couldn’t just stay calm and wait for the police to act so they started their own search. First, they covered the town with flyers asking people if they’d seen Bethany.
After police found the suspect’s car, Bethany’s family used off-road vehicles and continued the search around the sugar cane fields.
They found an abandoned house near the spot where Scott’s car was found and decided to go inside. As soon as the relatives got closer to the place, they could hear her screaming as Scott was stabbing her and slicing her throat. It was the most horrific sight they’d ever seen.
“WE KICKED DOORS DOWN. IT WAS LIKE A MOVIE UNFOLDING, ”MISS ARCENEAUX’S BROTHER, RYAN, TOLD THE ADVERTISER. “IF WE WOULD HAVE WAITED, SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN DEAD.”
Cousin of Bethany Marcus Arceneaux, Jr. stabbed Scott 11 times before he bled to death.
Everyone was shocked by this whole scene. Bethany says he told her it was time for them to die shortly before their cousin entered the house where he was being held, hostage.
Those days were the worst of her life. The only thing he could think of was the boy. The ex-husband had said in those days:
“YOU SHOULD’VE JUST LOVED ME. WHY DIDN’T YOU JUST LOVE ME? ”
YOU NOT GONNA LIVE NO HAPPY LIFE. YOU’RE NOT. I’M NOT GOIN ’TO JAIL! AND YOU NOT GOIN ’LIVE NO HAPPY LIFE,” THOMAS TOLD HER. “WE GONNA DIE TOGETHER.”
The stabbing has been ruled justified by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Department and no charges had been filed against any of the family members.
Bethany now goes on with her life without fear of being the victim of domestic violence.