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Mar 19, 2014 9:21 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Couple sentenced to life in death of man

A judge has sentenced a Baton Rouge couple to life in prison after being found guilty of second-degree murder on Feb. 21 in the death of a West Baton Rouge Parish man.
The Advocate reports Shearman L. Wisham and Mary Douglas were sentenced Monday by Judge J. Robin Free.
Wisham and Douglas were arrested and jailed in March 2011 for fatally shooting 70-year-old Odis Roberts, and leaving him for dead alongside a road in West Baton Rouge Parish.
Roberts died six months later from wounds he sustained in October 2010. Douglas was dating Roberts at the time he was shot.


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