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Teen indicted for murder over girl

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Posted: Jun 5, 2014 11:29 AM by Brock Sues
Updated: Jun 5, 2014 12:15 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: jamal variste, murder, second degree, mutual girlfriend, shooting, devonta jenks

BATON ROUGE - A grand jury indicted an 18-year-old on murder charges in connection with a Feb. 11 shooting that investigators said was over a girl.

The grand jury indicted Jamal Variste Wednesday for second-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Devonta Jenks.

Police said Variste shot Jenks in a fit of jealousy outside of an apartment complex in north Baton Rouge. Investigators said they believe the shooting came as a result of a dispute between Jenks and Variste over a mutual girlfriend who lived at the apartment complex.

Police said the girlfriend was about six months pregnant when Variste shot Jenks.

Variste faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison if found guilty of the murder.

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