Witnesses recount deaths of father and son in 'senseless' murder

Witnesses recount deaths of father and son in 'senseless' murder

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Posted on March 21, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 21 at 9:59 AM

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NEW ORLEANS - The “senseless” slaying of a peacemaker in a domestic argument and his teenage son was described in grim detail by investigators in a murder trial that opened Tuesday, but others who were there that day told conflicting stories when they took the stand.

Joseph “Big Joe” Evans, 41, and his 17-year-old son, Joseph “Little Joe” Elliott, were shot to death on January 8, 2012, in what Assistant District Attorney John Alford described as a “senseless” murder in opening statements Wednesday

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