Heavily-tattooed man convicted in Louisiana double murder

William Bottoms Jr.

BATON ROUGE, La. — A heavily-tattooed man, who feared his facial art might affect his chances at a fair trial, has been convicted of two slayings.

News outlets report an East Baton Rouge Parish jury found William Bottoms, Jr., 29, guilty Friday of two counts of second-degree murder in a 2017 double shooting of Muhammad Hussain, 29, and Dedrick Williams, 23. St. Helena Parish sheriff’s deputies found the men in a vehicle abandoned in a field.

Authorities were able to tie Bottoms to the killings after dashcam footage showed a deputy helping him when he ran out of gas. It’s believed the video was taken shortly before the shootings occurred.

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