BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Five years after a man was shot to death in his sleep, a Baton Rouge man has been indicted for the murder. The suspect, 28-year-old Thadius Brothers is already in jail, accused of a separate murder that is tragically connected to the first one.
"It's murder. It doesn't get much bigger than that," said Hillar Moore, East Baton Rouge District Attorney
Brothers was charged Wednesday with shooting a man during an armed robbery at an apartment complex on Marque Ann Dr. It happened in August 2010. At the time, a grand jury did not bring charges.
"Back at that point, we didn't have the evidence that we have now. So it's a different time," said Moore.
Prosecutors say in 2011, a year after the Marque Ann Dr. shooting, Brothers gunned down another man who identified Brothers as the suspect in the Marque Ann Dr. killing. The victim was asleep when Brothers allegedly shot him.
"Every murder case is big. Someone's life is taken. The family is a wreck. So it's a big case," said Moore.
Brothers goes to trial for the Robbie Ave. murder on Monday the 30th.
No word on a date for the Marque Ann trial.