The prosecution in an armed robbery trial says DNA evidence links the defendant of an armed robbery case to a five year old murder scene. Jerrod Johnson is being sentenced in Caddo Parish for his role in the armed robbery of a Thrifty Liqueur. Johnson has not been tried for the brutal murders of four people at the Pier Landing Aartment complex back in July of 2003, but prosecutors are asking Judge Leon Emmanuel to consider the fact that Johnson's DNA was found on a shell casing at the scene. The prosecution also alleges that Johnson was involved in a rash of home invasions and armed robberies around that same time, and that the style of robberies and the physical description of the suspect matches up with that of Johnson.
The quadruple homicide remains unsolved.
Sentencing for Johnson is expected to continue on Tuesday.
Story by Fred Childers