Sunday, August 11, 2019

Accused double-murderer's lawyer looks for jurors who won't judge based on face

William Bottoms Jr., 29, of Greenwell Springs, is charged with second-degree murder in the June 2017 shooting deaths of Dedrick Dewayne Williams, 23, and Mohamed Sead Hussain, 29. The majority of the panel said they had no problem with Bottoms' tattoos. "It's a personal choice," a male potential juror said. Another female who said she had three tattoos was not selected for the jury.

Bottoms' twin brother, Lawrence Bottoms, was fatally shot in April in Mississippi after he pulled a gun on Hancock County sheriff's deputies. Lawrence Bottoms was convicted in 2017 of the 2015 stabbing death of a teenager with a screwdriver.