Woman Charged with Second-Degree Murder After Car Crash in New Orleans East

According to New Orleans police, a 31-year-old woman is accused of attempted second-degree murder regarding a traffic accident in the Plum Orchard area of New Orleans East last month. 

Police said Jona Helmstetter deliberately caused a traffic accident in the 6900 block of Chef Menteur Highway on April 18. Details of the crash were not immediately available, but police said a victim sustained serious injuries. 

Helmstetter was booked under the name Jona Dix into Orleans Justice Center jail on one count of attempted second-degree murder on Tuesday. 

According to online court records, she appeared in court the same day. According to court records, Orleans Criminal District Judge Frank Ziblich pre-set her bond for $2,500. 

As of Wednesday afternoon, Helmstetter no longer appeared to be in custody.

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