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Two teenagers arrested in Tigerland double murder; three now in custody

3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago Thursday, October 24 2019 Oct 24, 2019 October 24, 2019 7:34 AM October 24, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police arrested two additional individuals in connection with last week's double murder in a Tigerland apartment.

One of the suspects taken into custody on Wednesday was 17-year-old Cedric Turner. The other suspect is an unidentified 15-year-old who has been booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.

These two arrests follow Tuesday's capture of Tyrese Magee, 21, who was identified through the assistance of an anonymous tip and video surveillance.

Magee told authorities he and Cedric Turner went to the Tigerland apartment complex to purchase drugs. He said he was surprised when Turner allegedly took out a gun and used it to kill two people. 

Those two people, Amanda Authement and Stan Riley, were found dead in Authement's apartment on Tigerland Avenue on Oct. 16. Both had been shot repeatedly.

Police found surveillance video recorded at a nearby apartment building that showed two men walking from a building across the street to Authement's building. 

In addition to this video footage, authorities spoke with an eyewitness who identified Turner as one of the two men, saying they saw him approach Authement's apartment and pull a gun from his waistband. Moments later, Turner entered the apartment and gunshots were heard. 

The surveillance video showed one of the men running away from the apartment.

Authorities say a witness also told them a third man was involved, acting as the lookout during the incident.

At this point, a total of three individuals have been arrested in connection with this double homicide. 

Turner was charged with first degree murder, Magee was booked as a principal to first-degree murder, and the unidentified 15-year-old was also booked as a principal to first-degree murder. 

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