BR man sentenced to life in prison for St. Gabriel double homicide

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Published: Oct. 12, 2022 at 4:29 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 30, 2022 at 3:43 PM CST
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ST. GABRIEL, La. (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man received a life sentence for a double homicide he committed in December of 2019.

Jaylon Brown, 24, was convicted on Thursday, Oct. 6, of one count of second-degree murder in the killing of Dararius Evans, 28, and one count of manslaughter in the killing of Aleysia Maynor, 26.

The double homicide occurred on LSU Ag. Road in St. Gabriel on Dec. 28, 2019.

According to a spokeswoman for the DA’s office, Brown met up with the two victims and drove with them to Gonzales and back, where he then shot them in the car.

Maynor was pronounced dead at the scene and Evans later died at the hospital the next day.

According to the DA’s office, the evidence did not match Brown’s original story, which was changed several times before saying his act was self-defense. Officials said Brown led them to a storm drain in Baton Rouge, where he admitted to throwing the gun after the shooting.

“We will not tolerate these crimes and violence in the 18th District,” said District Attorney Tony Clayton. “I thank the jury for its attention and service in this case. We will go after the criminals and we will work hard to present the evidence to put them away.”

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