Video evidence played a significant role in the conviction earlier this week of a Shreveport man in the double murder of his ex-girlfriend and her mother.
Prosecutors used that video against Keith Martin at his murder trial, which wrapped up on Tuesday with guilty verdicts on both counts of second degree murder in the deaths of Rashonda Taylor, and her mom, Linda Taylor.
The surveillance video shows Martin entering the Overtime Sports Bar in downtown Shreveport in February 2011on the night of the murders, moments after the women were killed.
The prosecutors told the jury that it shows Martin lied about his whereabouts the night of the murder. They say it also shows the casual attitude displayed by a man who had just murdered two women.
Martin had told police he came to the bar between 1:30 and 2am the night of the murder. Neighbors testified they heard gunshots around 2 a.m.
The next day both women were found shot to death in their home.
The prosecution showed this surveillance video to jurors and noted the time of Martin's arrival was 4:20am. He can be seen calmly walking in and ordering drinks.
Prosecutor Laura Fulco said it was a key piece of evidence that proves he lied about his whereabouts and he was probably trying to establish an alibi.
But his alibi was not only refuted with the time stamp on the video, but with cell phone records that were also used in court.
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
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