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Accused killer gets more murder charges

3 years 1 month 1 week ago September 12, 2013 Sep 12, 2013 Thursday, September 12 2013 September 12, 2013 8:11 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: AE Stevenson

BATON ROUGE - A man charged in the death of a 15-year-old is now facing more murder charges, stemming from a 2-day shooting spree in 2011..

Baton Rouge Police said they were tipped to 24-year-old Melichi Corbin's role in the double shooting of Brandon Watson and Calvin Ervin while they were outside an apartment complex in the 4000 block of Mohican Prescott on February 12, 2011.

A day later police believe Corbin and another suspect, Michael Lewis, shot four people in two drive-by shootings, one on St. Gerard Street and the other on Dan Drive.

Corbin was already in parish prison facing murder charges linked to both of those shootings.

In the St. Gerard shooting, two teenagers, 17-year-old Jaquan East and 15-year-old Christopher Williams, were shot as they bought candy from a neighbor. East was shot in the leg but Williams died en route to the hospital after he was shot in the head.

In the Dan Drive shooting, a woman was shot standing outside her home, another victim was shot after witnessing it.

Corbin faces multiple counts of attempted murder and murder charges.

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