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Baton Rouge man accused of murder, arson

Murder is the ultimate crime in Baton Rouge. Both law enforcement and the public have zero tolerance for anyone who is accused of murder. A murder conviction can bring a defendant serious penalties, including decades in prison and even the death penalty.

A Baton Rouge man has been arrested and accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and setting fire to her house. The man got into an argument with his ex-girlfriend who told him to leave his house. A short time later, the man allegedly returned and used a liquid accelerant to set the house on fire. There were four people inside of the house at the time and three were able to escape. The man's ex-girlfriend died from smoke inhalation and thermal injuries. The man has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

When a person is accused of murder they can feel overwhelmed. Murder charges are the most serious charges a defendant can experience. Louisiana takes murder allegations very serious and aggressively prosecute those who are charged. A person who is facing a murder charge may want a legal professional who is skilled in criminal defense on their side. An attorney understands what is at stake with a murder conviction. They understand that a murder conviction can change a person's life and their family's life forever. They aggressively defend their client against these charges and negotiate with the prosecution for a lesser sentence or for charges to be dismissed. They can make all the difference in their client's case and provide them with a serious defense.

Facing criminal charges is something no Baton Rouge resident wants to experience. A criminal defense attorney understands these feelings and uses strategies to help their client tell their side of the story.

Source: theadvocate.com, "Baton Rouge man arrested, accused of arson, murder in death of ex-girlfriend", June 16, 2017

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