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Police say case of woman killed on Mother's Day still open, need public's help

Carlo Thomas (Source: EBRSO) Carlo Thomas (Source: EBRSO)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge police say the investigation into the death of a woman killed on Mother's Day last year is still open.

This after a jury Tuesday found Carlos Thomas, 38, of Baton Rouge not guilty in the death of his girlfriend 31-year-old Amanda McCullough.

Prosecutors claimed Thomas and McCullough were dating and had two children, but that McCullough was about to end the relationship. She had a restraining order filed against him.

On the day of the shooting, prosecutors said she had completed a 12-hour shift at the hospital where she worked as a nurse. When she returned home, Thomas was there. That's when prosecutors say Thomas shot and killed her.

The defense claimed Thomas did not do it. Although DNA evidence was collected at the scene, defense attorneys alleged another man's DNA was also collected from the scene and that he's the actual killer.

Police say after an extensive investigation, they determined the other person who the DNA belongs to was not connected to the shooting.

Authorities say at this point they could use the public's help. I fyou have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867,

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