Woman who stole Heidi Broussard's newborn faked pregnancy and convinced ex-boyfriend that he was the father
Magen Fieramusca was charged on Friday, December 20, with two counts of kidnapping and one count of tampering with a corpse
HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS: A 33-year-old friend of murder victim Heidi Broussard, who is believed to have played a role in killing her and stuffing her in a car trunk after the latter went missing on December 12, 2019, all in an elaborate plot to steal her newborn allegedly told her ex-boyfriend not to get mad at her when she returned home with a baby after faking her pregnancy.
According to a spokesperson from the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, Magen Fieramusca was charged on Friday, December 20, with two counts of kidnapping and one count of tampering with a corpse, after Broussard was found strangled to death in the trunk of a car outside a home in Jersey Village, Harris County, northwest of Houston.
The accused has not been charged yet with Broussard's killing as the detectives continue with their investigation.
Fieramusca was present when Broussard gave birth to her daughter, Margot Carey, in November—a newborn who also went missing with the victim and was later found alive and unhurt inside a home near the car where the corpse was located. The home in question was the same one where Fieramusca, also known as Maygen Humphrey, was living at the time with her ex-boyfriend.
Court documents, released on Monday and obtained by KVUE, revealed the exact timeline of how the police came to suspect Fieramusca of being involved in Broussard's disappearance and eventual death.
A woman who lived in the same apartment complex as Broussard reported seeing two women, one who was holding a baby, interacting the day Broussard and her daughter vanished. Both of them got into the car along with the baby before the vehicle drove away. The witness then picked out Fieramusca from a photo lineup, saying she was 70 percent sure that the accused was the woman the victim was talking to before she disappeared.
After authorities pulled up Fieramusca's online search history between November 11 and December 18, they found search terms such as "Heidi Broussard" and "bodies in Austin Texas."
As she became a person of interest in the case, investigators began monitoring Fieramusca's house in Houston and interviewed her ex-boyfriend Christopher Green.
Green told them that they still lived together despite breaking up in March 2019. He added that she told him that had gotten pregnant around the time they split although he had never seen her bare stomach during the pregnancy. She made him believe that he was the father of their unborn child.
On December 13, when Green got back home, she allegedly told him, "Don't be mad, don't be mad," adding that she had delivered her child while he was out of town after going to the beach with a cousin.
When the police showed her ex-boyfriend a photo of Margot and he admitted, "That's the baby at my house."
A thorough search of Fieramusca's house ensued which was when authorities could smell the "unmistakable odor of decomposing flesh" coming from the trunk of her car. the vehicle in question was also parked in a way that it could be hidden from sight. Broussard's body was found inside the trunk stuffed into a black duffel bag.
Fieramusca remains in prison on a $600,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on February 3.