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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 02:00 PM
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Twin Brother Dies Of Gunshot Wound - Over Hamburger
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An argument over a hamburger escalated to a fight that left one twin brother dead of a gunshot wound and the other indicted Thursday on a manslaughter charge, a Baton Rouge prosecutor said.

An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Jermaine C. Booker, 31, of 10839 Clearview Ave. in Baton Rouge, on the manslaughter charge in the death of James Booker, a New Roads police officer.

"This is a stupid event that led to a tragedy," said prosecutor Mark Dumaine.

Manslaughter carries a sentence of up to 40 years in prison.

Also Thursday, the grand jury declined to indict two other men who had been booked on second-degree murder in the Nov. 4 shooting death of Willie Taylor of Baton Rouge.

Dumaine said James Booker had asked his brother to get him a hamburger Feb. 11.

James Booker decided that his brother, a security guard, had taken too long to return with the hamburger, and that led to an argument, the prosecutor said.

A police affidavit says the argument escalated into a physical confrontation and ended up with both men brandishing pistols. The father of the men heard a gunshot and ran to the kitchen where he saw Jermaine Booker holding his brother and yelling for someone to call 911, the affidavit says.

Jermaine Booker told police he accidentally shot his brother and did not intend on pulling the trigger, the affidavit says.

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vpigrad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 02:17 PM
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1. That just shows...
the type of people that own those things.
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 02:20 PM
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2. How many times is this fucking story gonna get recycled onto here???
:mad:
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 02:30 PM
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3. That must've been a good burger
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 02:41 PM
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4. See, if both brothers had been armed...
...the situation never would have escalated so far.
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