Defense attorneys, prosecutors agree to have separate trials for suspects in Duplantier murders

Defense attorneys, prosecutors agree to have separate trials for suspects in Duplantier murders
Ernesto Alonso and Frank Garcia

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The defense attorneys for two men accused of murdering a Baton Rouge couple, along with prosecutors, have agreed to have separate trials for the suspects.

Ernesto Alonso and Frank Garcia are accused of killing Denis and Suzanne Duplantier in 2015.

Duplantier case: Suspects will have separate trials

There was initially to be only one trial for both men. It was scheduled to start October 1.

The separate trials for the two men were set to begin Feb. 25, 2019. However, a member of the Duplantier family tells 9News the date has been moved yet again. It is now set for March 18, 2019.

Motions hearings are scheduled for November 7 and December 13.

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