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Man killed during home invasion had lengthy criminal history

1 year 10 months 2 weeks ago December 06, 2014 Dec 6, 2014 Saturday, December 06 2014 December 06, 2014 9:21 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Ryan Naquin

BATON ROUGE - According to 19th Judicial Court records, the man who was shot and killed during a home invasion Friday had numerous run-ins with the law and had been charged with breaking into homes before.

A homeowner on Woodhaven St. in the Broadmoore area of Baton Rouge shot James Boyette, 36, around noon, a police spokesperson said.  The man told officers he heard Boyette breaking in through a back window and confronted him in a bedroom.

Boyette was shot three times and died later due to his injuries.

Court records show Boyette was charged with burglary in 2003; convicted and served three years in prison for possession of stolen things in 2008; and had been arrested for several other drug charges and theft.

Boyette's home was about a mile away from the home he was shot.

The homeowner does not face charges.

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