The death of Miss Miss Elie Costel finally closed two years later, when her former classmate Brendan Thessfeld pleaded guilty to the crime to avoid the death penalty.
Alexandria “Eli” Coastal, a resident of St. Louis, Missouri, was found dead on July 18, 2019, near a lake in Harmon Town, about 20 miles from her college campus. He also taught fitness classes at the university’s School of Business Administration.
Brendan Thessfeld, a fellow student at the University of Mississippi in Texas who met him while attending college, was accused of shooting him dead. According to police reports, the victim told the then-22-year-old in April this year that she feared she might become pregnant. Two days later, she allegedly sent him a picture of an unconfirmed home pregnancy test and persuaded him to see her for several months, but she refused.
A few days before the murder, the accused texted Costel that he did not want to see her and that he should only terminate the possible pregnancy. However, on the day of the crime, he texted her to meet him.
Detectives using cell phone records linked Thesfield to Coastal’s murder, and arrested him a few days later in Tennessee. He also allegedly received a two-page letter he wrote to his family after the murder, saying he had “terrible thoughts” in his head.
“I’m not a good person. It’s not your fault. Nothing works in me. I always have terrible thoughts. I always have these feelings. It’s the end for me. I’m either going to jail or I’m dying, I know I’m being caught.
However, the accused has so far refused to plead guilty. During a hearing Friday, the 24-year-old confessed that he chased Coastal before being shot several times in Oxford’s Sardis Lake on July 20, 2019. the people..
Addressing the victim’s family directly, he said, “I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. My actions have changed your life and the life of my family forever. “I wish I could take it all back, but I can. There is no excuse for my actions and I have asked God for forgiveness. I hope one day you will forgive me from your heart.”
However, she declined to confirm her motive behind the crime, while her defense lawyer told reporters that the young woman was not pregnant when she was killed.
Thesisfield was initially charged with murder, but under the terms of last week’s plea deal, he will no longer face the death penalty and will spend the rest of his life in prison. A statement from Cindy Costel, the victim’s mother, read aloud in court, “I wish I could keep her away from this evil, disgusting, cunning, ungrateful, serious and violent and corrupt monster … Brandon, you Every day for the rest of your life in prison for this heinous act that you did for such a sweet soul in Eli.
The victim’s friend, who called her an eternal hopeful, who always looked her best in everyone, had previously spoken to the shop in 2019 about the “complex” relationship she shared with her killer. Was One friend said, “She just wanted to be enough for him and he wanted her, and that was literally her death.”
This friend called Thes Field a “very misunderstood” man. There are six girls around the table and he sat back and laughed at them like a pig.