POSTED: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 4:46pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A judge has ordered convicted murderer Trucko Stampley to serve four life sentences. It happened in a Baton Rouge courtroom on Thursday, April 19.
Stampley was convicted guilty on four counts of First-Degree murder back in February 2012 for committing four murders in 2007.
During the trial closing arguments began with prosecutor Darwin Miller saying that the evidence overwhelming tied Stampley to all four murders. This included DNA evidence taken from both crime scenes. This also included the same gun being used at the two crime scenes.
Additionally, Trucko's confession while on the phone to his ex-girlfriend.
Daryl Gold of the defense not disputing that the DNA evidence linked Trucko to the crime scenes. However, he did say that Trucko was not sane at the time of the alleged murders. Gold also believes that because Trucko is mentally retarded, he didn't know the difference between right and wrong.
Only ten of the 12 jurors need to agree on the verdict. This is because the death penalty was taken off the table by prosecution before the trial started.