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New DNA evidence leads to arrested in April 2008 shooting death of Baton Rouge man

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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Armed with new DNA evidence obtained from a previously untested 6-year-old beer can, Baton Rouge police cold-case detectives arrested a man in the April 2008 shooting death of 55-year-old Willie Mitchell.

Cpl. Don Coppola tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1hrJ00m ) Theodis Guillory was booked into Parish Prison on one count of second-degree murder.

Police did not have to look far to find Guillory.

He was already in Parish Prison awaiting trial for a June 2011 attempted second-degree murder — a case in which he was accused of beating a 51-year-old man with a board, stabbing him, shooting him twice, then setting him on fire.

It was unclear whether Guillory has an attorney in the new case.


Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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