Mother's Day slaying suspect found not guilty
BATON ROUGE - A man accused in the Mother's Day 2013 shooting death of his former girlfriend has been acquitted by an East Baton Rouge Parish jury.
Carlos Thomas, of Baton Rouge, was charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Amanda McCullough.
In his closing argument Tuesday, Sean Collins asked jurors to acquit Thomas, arguing that his DNA was found in McCullough's home because he had previously lived there. Collins also noted that another man's DNA was discovered inside the home.
McCullough had obtained a temporary restraining order against Thomas on April 22, 2013.
McCullough was found fatally shot just three days before a scheduled hearing in family court.
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