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Triple murder case heads to court in Baton Rouge

Murder is a serious charge, and it can land you in jail or worse in Baton Rouge. Despite the fact that the media takes control of these cases, it's vital that everyone involved is heard without bias. If you're familiar with this case, you might recognize the triple murder suspect who just went to trial.

According to a story from Feb. 25, a 23-year-old man from Baton Rouge has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder. The man allegedly killed a 76-year-old woman, 18-year-old woman and 19-year-old woman in Sept. 2011. The case has now gone to trial, and attorneys completed their opening statements on Feb. 25. at around 10:00 a.m.

The news states that the prosecutor said the man had walked past three people on a porch during the day with a gun in his hand. Once past them, he allegedly shot the women. One of the witnesses recognized him, according to the news, and had been hit by a bullet as he fled the scene. It was reported that six shell casings were found at the scene, and they all allegedly came from the same weapon.

The man's attorney claims that there is no physical evidence that can link the man to the scene of the crime. Additionally, the traffic from two opening football games would have made it difficult for the man to reach the crime scene from his home. She claims there is no DNA and no physical evidence.

According to the news, the Baton Rouge Police Department reported that the shooting took place in north Baton Rouge on Progress Street. So far, the only thing that is clear is that the death penalty is off the table. A mental health review allegedly stated that the man was mildly retarded.

Source: WAFB, "Attorneys give opening statements in triple murder trial" Jim Shannon, Feb. 25, 2014

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