BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A third man was arrested in connection with a 2013 murder investigation in Baton Rouge that involved former Tulane and NFL player Devin Holland.
According to records from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, Brannon Cook, 31, was charged with first-degree murder on Dec. 3, 2019.
During that same week, two other suspects, Antonie Robinson, 31, and Devin Holland, 31, were also arrested in the shooting death of Timothy Pena.
The shooting happened on Dec. 17, 2013 in the 3700 block of Sycamore Street, according to officials. Pena, whose home address was in Denham Springs, was found wounded at the scene. Pena was taken to a local hospital but later died from his injury.
Police said Pena was shot from the inside of his truck. Detectives learned that at least two people were in Pena’s truck with him when he was shot in the back of the head and left their DNA inside the vehicle.
Cook’s probable cause report stated Cook and Holland were contributors to the DNA found on items in Pena’s truck.
Investigators have not said how Robinson was connected to the investigation.
Robinson was charged with principal to first-degree murder. Holland was charged with first-degree murder.
The men were transported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Holland was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2011. During the 2011 preseason, he was fined for $15,000. He was released in July of 2012.
Holland was then signed by the Washington Redskins from January until July of 2013. He played college football for McNeese State University and Tulane University prior.