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Trial begins for Louisiana man charged with 2 counts of murder

The trial of a Louisiana man, who has been accused of murder, began on a recent Tuesday. The man is suspected of killing two individuals over a disagreement about money and drugs. According to authorities, he is the second man accused of murdering two victims who were discovered dead in the trunk of an abandoned automobile a little over three years ago.

Prosecutors allege that the murder victims went to the home of the man on Super Bowl Sunday in 2011 to watch the game. Reportedly, one of the victims was a childhood friend of the defendant. Prosecutors believe that the man and his alleged co-conspirator killed the two victims for the purpose of obtaining money drugs. The victims were shot by a firearm, point-blank in the head, and dumped in the trunk of an abandoned Saturn Ion.

According to the individual's defense attorney, the prosecution has circumstantial evidence at best against him, but there is not direct evidence linking him to the crimes. Nevertheless, prosecutors claim that they can use cell phone tracking technology and witness testimony to convict the man. The case is to be decided by a jury of six women and six men.

Murder charges in the state of Louisiana are the most serious of all criminal allegations because if a suspect is convicted of murder, he or she could be subjected to the death penalty. For this reason, those accused of murder charges may wish to construct a highly strategic and well-thought-out criminal defense. By carefully analyzing crime scene evidence, criminal background information, witness testimony and other factors pertaining to the case, the best strategy for defending an individual against charges will be revealed.

Source: WAFB, "Double-murder trial begins for Patrick Ramirez," June 25, 2014

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