STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DARRYL JONES

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Supreme Court of Louisiana.

STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DARRYL JONES

No. 2016-K-1502

Decided: January 30, 2018

I agree with the majority opinion, writing separately to point out that as proof of defendant's guilt, the state indicated in its brief that “after the victim continued to steal drugs from [the defendant] Jones, Beals told Billingsley that Jones told him ‘he's yours.’ Based on that affirmation, Billingsley stated that Beals killed the victim.” The state suggests this was an indication by the defendant to Beals that the victim should be killed. However, there was no evidence submitted to the jury to corroborate this statement, which was made by counsel for the state at a bench conference.

WEIMER, J., additionally concurring.