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Mom of jailed ex-model says son was duped by fellow inmate

Dean Kelly/FILE (Source: OPSO) Dean Kelly/FILE (Source: OPSO)
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Dean Kelly, the former model who starred in an Aerosmith music video, is now accused in a murder-for-hire plot involving a New Orleans city councilman and the district attorney.

“I’m in utter shock. I thought this was all over with,” Dean’s mother, Marilyn Kelly, said Monday.

Kelly had no idea that her son, already incarcerated at the Rayburn Correctional Center in Angie, faced even more trouble.

“You can't even consider it, I mean, it’s just beyond the scope,” Marilyn Kelly said.

A felony bill of information filed on Monday charges Kelly with four counts of solicitation to commit murder. Kelly is accused of trying to hire a former inmate to kill Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, his former attorney and current Councilman Jason Williams, Judge Tracey Flemings-Daviller and the victim of a sex crime Kelly committed in New Orleans. It's a crime that helped land him in jail for 10 years.

In exchange, Kelly allegedly promised the former inmate $35,000, a boat, luxury cars and a BMW motorcycle.

“I know Cannizzaro knows Dean is not capable of this. I know this man knows this,” Marilyn Kelly said.

His mother says her son was duped by a fellow inmate who wanted to become a model and actor upon his release.

“He wanted Dean to write a screenplay that they could practice while they were in jail,” Marilyn Kelly said.

The screenplay was about a murder-for-hire plot. But Marilyn Kelly said after the other inmate tried unsuccessfully to solicit money from the Kelly family, he became enraged and framed Dean. Marilyn Kelly believes wholeheartedly that her son is innocent.

“They can continue this persecution and I don’t know when it’s going to end,” she said.

Authorities say they learned of the alleged plots in October of last year. D.A. Leon Cannizzaro had no comment on this story. Jason Williams says he's allowing the issue to be worked out in the courts.

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