Aug 30, 2011 9:15 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Man sentenced to life in Waffle House death

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana judge has sentenced a 22-year-old man to life in prison in the killing of a Georgia insurance agent during an armed robbery at the Waffle House last year.
The Advocate reports Antonius Jones of Baton Rouge was found guilty May 26 on charges of second-degree murder and armed robbery.
Fifty-four-year-old David DeMersseman, of Valdosta, Ga., was passing through Baton Rouge on May 3, 2010, and was the only customer in the Waffle House when he was shot to death at 1:22 a.m.
State District Judge Lou Daniel, who on Monday also denied Jones' requests for a new trial and post-trial judgment of acquittal, described DeMersseman as "a person who was minding his own business" when Jones entered the business and shot him during an armed robbery.


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