Facing a mandatory life sentence for his conviction in a 2011 slaying, a Baton Rouge man faces another second-degree murder charge in an earlier 2007 slaying.
On Monday, an East Baton Rouge Parish jury, by a 10-2 vote, found Justin Jamar Davis, 24, guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Alton Dominique Fields.
Fields, 33, was slain July 18, 2011, near his Cezanne Avenue home.
At the time of that killing, Davis, who also had lived on Cezanne, had been out on bond after his arrest in the Aug. 20, 2007, shooting of Terrance Antoine, 21, in a North Donmoor parking lot.
Davis’ next court appearance in the Antoine slaying case is Jan. 13.
On Dec. 6, state District Judge Richard Anderson is scheduled to sentence Davis to a mandatory term of life in prison in the Fields slaying.
At the time of his death, Fields had been arrested — but not indicted — in the Aug. 29, 2010, double murder of a mother and a man at the woman’s North Lobdell Boulevard apartment.
Nicole Badger, 37, and Roderick Guillory, 26, had been ordered to lie on the floor and then were shot in the head at close range, police have said.
A third man and Badger’s two children were at the apartment at the time but were not injured.
Police have said Fields and another unidentified man went to Badger’s apartment to buy marijuana, forced their way in at gunpoint, stole several items, shot Badger and Guillory and fled.
Fields was released from prison on March 3, 2011, after a grand jury in February 2011 refused to indict him in those killings.
A little over four months later, Fields was shot and killed.