No. 43379.

96 So.2d 34 (1957)

233 La. 40

STATE of Louisiana v. D. C. BAILEY.

Supreme Court of Louisiana.

Rehearing Denied June 10, 1957.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Edgar H. Lancaster, Jr., Tallulah, Burton L. Wade, St. Joseph, for appellant.

Jack P. F. Gremillion, Atty. Gen., M. E. Culligan, Asst. Atty. Gen., Thompson L. Clarke, Dist. Atty., St. Joseph, for appellee.

McCALEB, Justice.

On the afternoon of December 27, 1955, appellant, a 21 year old Negro farmhand, shot and killed two white men, Jesse Nelson and E. C. Montgomery, at Holly Ridge, a small community located in Madison Parish. Nelson, an elderly man, was the first victim, appellant shooting him in the back of the head shortly after 2:00 p.m. with a shotgun he had borrowed from Nelson for the alleged purpose of shooting a "coon...

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