"Court spitter" appears for status conference

Dustin Musso
Dustin Musso

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man accused of killing his grandfather and known for spitting at court officials is expected back in a courtroom Thursday.

A status conference for Dustin Musso was originally scheduled for September.

It was postponed until now because a new set of court-appointed lawyers had just taken over Musso's defense.

Musso, 30, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his grandfather, Pete Musso, 76.

The elderly man was killed in his Baton Rouge home in 2009.

Musso is accused of killing his grandfather, setting the house on fire and then taking a bus to Alabama.

Back in Oct. 2010, court security outfitted Musso with a device over his face after a series of incidents in which he spit at judges, prosecutors and fellow inmates during previous court appearances.

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