Baton Rouge police arrested a second man Monday on two counts of first-degree murder in the killing of two men in 2010.
James “Jimmy” Stevenson is accused of ordering another man to shoot Alton Spears and Johnny Kelley Oct. 19, 2010, in the 300 block of Delphine Street after an argument occurred, the police report says.
Ahmad Rashad “Rocky” Murphy, 29, was booked in January in the fatal shooting after witnesses told police they saw Murphy and an unnamed “associate” drag the victims’ bodies to the parking lot of a nearby apartment where the bodies were later discovered.
Stevenson pulled out a handgun and gave it to Murphy, Baton Rouge police said. Stevenson then told him to shoot Spears, the report says.
Both victims were shot multiple times, and both later died from their injuries, the report says.
Stevenson, 5355 Dickens Drive, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on two counts of first-degree murder.
Stevenson was previously arrested on four counts of first-degree murder and one count each of manslaughter and attempted second-degree murder, the report says.
Murphy was arrested in January on two first-degree murder counts, as well as one count of illegal use of a weapon.