Baton Rouge man charged with the murders of two Jefferson Parish residents
POSTED: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 6:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 6:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A man from East Baton Rouge Parish has been arrested for the murder of two Metairie residents.
On February 14, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to an apartment complex in the 2200 block of Edenborn regarding two badly decomposed bodies inside an apartment.
The two victims were Morris Williams, 36, and Akeen Boudreaux, 33, both of Metairie.
Investigators determined Williams’ silver Pontiac was missing, as well as a laptop computer and an iPhone.
On February 19, detectives got word of Baton Rouge Police responding to a domestic call of a fight between a man and a woman. The woman turned out to have been a transvestite who went by the name “Jasmine.” The man who fled the scene was Melvin Miller, 20, was seen driving Williams’ stolen silver Pontiac.
When questioned, Miller denied being in New Orleans during the estimated time of the murders. However, cell phone records placed Miller in the area where the murders occurred.
Detectives also learned Miller arrived in Baton Rouge driving Williams’ car and had in his possession the victim's computer and cell phone. Miller told detectives he got the vehicle from an unknown black male in Baton Rouge.
Miller was booked into the East Baton Rouge Jail on a parole violation immediately following the interrogation. He was later arrested and charged with two counts of Second-Degree Murder.