Murder suspect accused of second killing
BATON ROUGE - Police said DNA evidence led them to accuse a murder suspect already in jail of being responsible for a second killing in Baton Rouge.
Police charged Demond Bessie, 23, with first degree murder Thursday for the killing of 29-year-old Major Brown.
Bessie was already in jail and charged with second degree murder in the death of Elbert Bertrand on May 1.
Investigators said Brown was found shot to death outside of 12345 Cate Avenue on July 9. Detectives later matched a DNA sample, taken from a cell phone dropped at the scene of the crime, to Bessie, who had been arrested on July 31 and accused of shooting Bertrand.
Police Bessie will be re-booked into the parish jail on the new charges Thursday.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Police: Sex offender tenant of Sadie Roberts-Joseph killed her over late rent...
Remaining storm outages should be fixed by Wednesday, Entergy says
Vigil held at museum founded by Sadie Roberts-Joseph
Family relieved by arrest in Sadie Robert-Joseph's murder
Deaf sign language interpreter goes viral during storm coverage