- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Opening statements have begun in the trial of 23-year-old man accused in the fatal shooting of two Baton Rouge auto parts store workers in 2011.

Multiple news outlets report Lee Turner Jr. is charged with killing 43-year-old Edward Gurtner and 55-year-old Randy Chaney in March 2011 at a CarQuest store that Gurtner managed. Prosecutors testified Thursday Turner robbed the store 11 days after the company hired him and shot the two men to eliminate any witnesses. Turner worked at several CarQuest locations and used his status as an employee to rob the store on Airline Highway.

The evidence against Turner includes money, bank bags and CarQuest deposit slips seized from his Ritterman Avenue home the day after the slayings.

If convicted of first-degree murder, Turner faces the death-penalty.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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