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Shooter in murder-suicide arrested before

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago October 28, 2013 Oct 28, 2013 Monday, October 28 2013 October 28, 2013 6:04 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Court documents showed a murder-suicide this weekend in East Baton Rouge Parish was not the first bout of violence between the two people killed.

Deputies said Sedric Richard, 39, shot and killed his girlfriend, 26-year-old Brittany Rogers, in their home off Pecue Lane Sunday afternoon.

One month ago, deputies arrested Richard after they said he pointed a gun at Rogers and demanded she take her clothes off. When she refused, court documents said Richard ripped the clothes off her while he kept the gun pointed at her head. She eventually calmed him down, and Richard left according to the documents.

The records showed after the arrest Rogers asked deputies not to pursue attempted rape charges against Richard, who was ordered not to make contact with her.

Members of Richard's family retrieved his belongings from the trailer they shared today. They did not want to comment on-camera.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said they'll continue to investigate the actions that led up to the shootings.


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