Posted: Dec 9, 2013 11:52 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Dec 9, 2013 1:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police accused a man Monday of being responsible for a double killing in Baton Rouge back in 1995.
A BRPD spokesperson said detectives arrested James Johnson, 39, on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder.
Investigators said on Jan. 4, 1995, Johnson shot and killed Patricia Jackson and Lester Yarbrough in their apartment. Police said Johnson and a second, unknown suspect had broken into the apartment as part of a robbery.
Police said an infant in the apartment was also shot, but survived.
Investigators said the break in the case came after they found a witness who was at Johnson's mother's house the day of the murders. They said the witness told them Johnson came in crying and cursing about the murders, saying he'd shot a baby. According to them, Johnson and his mother worked up an alibi explaining where he was during the murders and a wreck that happened while he was fleeing the scene.
News 2 will have more on this developing story in tonight's broadcasts.