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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Prosecutors outlined the case
against a suspected killer as a cold-blooded double murder for drugs and money.
The murder trial of Patrick Ramirez began Tuesday, and on Friday, the jury
found him guilty on two counts of second degree murder.
Ramirez killed Jarrett Stanley and
Latonya Wright in Baton Rouge on February 6, 2011.
According to prosecutor Dana
Cummings, Stanley and Wright had gone over to Ramirez's house to watch the
Super Bowl. Stanley and Ramirez had reportedly been friends since childhood.
In her opening statement, Cummings
painted a picture of a planned "rip" job on the pair. In other words,
Ramirez and an accomplice were going to kill them for the drugs they were
allegedly dealing. Later that morning, Stanley and Wright were found dead
in the trunk of a Saturn Ion on the corner of Airline Highway and Dutton
Avenue. They had both been shot in the head at point-blank range.
The second degree murder verdict carries a mandatory life sentence.
The alleged accomplice, Kendrick
Johnson, 32, also faces murder charges. District Attorney Hillar Moore said
Johnson's trial will be next.