District attorney plans to seek death penalty against accused shooter of Baton Rouge police officers

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New details are emerging from the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s office regarding the shooting that killed a 21-year-veteran Baton Rouge police officer and critically injured another office who is still fighting for his life at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.

District Attorney Hillar Moore says, “My office rarely seeks the death penalty. We do so only in the most serious of cases. The facts as alleged in the affidavits and from information that I have learned are egregious. I obviously have not had the opportunity to speak with the victims’ families and do not know their feelings but hope to do so when it is appropriate. As for me and my office, based on what I know now, I believe that persueing this matter as a death penalty case is what justice would demand.”

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