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Sanity hearing set for man accused of shooting boxer in the head

Christopher Stills (Source: WAFB) Christopher Stills (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The man accused of shooting a well-known Baton Rouge boxer is scheduled to be in court Thursday for a sanity hearing.

Christopher Stills, 22, of Baton Rouge, is charged with attempted second-degree murder, felon in possession of a handgun and illegal use of a weapon in connection with the shooting that seriously injured Emanuel Burton, who is also known as Emanuel Augustus.

The hearing is set for 9 a.m.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Burton suffered serious injuries when he was shot in the head on Louisiana Avenue on Oct. 13, 2014.

Investigators said he was an innocent victim who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

They added Stills was angry with his cousin and the two were in a car, but pulled over. They explained Stills, in anger, randomly fired several shots and one of those bullets hit the victim in the head.

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