2018 shooting suspect’s trial begins

Wilfred Celestine
Wilfred Celestine(Baton Rouge Police Department)
Published: Jan. 18, 2023 at 11:14 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2023 at 1:44 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Trial is underway for a Baton Rouge shooting suspect who is accused of killing a man in 2018.

Police charged Wilfred Celestine in connection with the shooting death of Jaquincy Ross, 18.

Investigators say Celestine and another man confronted Ross about burglarizing an associate’s apartment. A PS4 gaming system, video games, and other small items were reported missing.

“At what cost,” a prosecutor asked a jury Wednesday morning. She used her opening statements to argue that the gaming system and other stolen items could not equate to the value of a human life.

Defense lawyers used their opening statements to argue that there was not enough evidence to conclusively prove Celestine intended to shoot Ross or even fired the shot.

Read more on the initial arrest HERE.

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