They’re twin brothers who have been so much alike — earlier than one was fatally shot by police in Mississippi.

Lawrence and William Bottoms, born 29 years in the past, every had tattoos on their faces — and every confronted hassle with the legislation.

Lawrence Bottoms was killed Monday after he allegedly pulled a gun on law enforcement officials. Surviving brother William is ready to face trial in Louisiana for allegedly killing two males in 2017.


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Lawrence Bottoms had been convicted of aggravated battery in 2017 for stabbing an adolescent within the face with a screwdriver in 2015, the Advocate of Baton Rouge reported. The teenager died months later from the accidents. Bottoms was arrested once more in 2017 for possessing a firearm whereas a convicted felon — a cost that will contribute to his demise.

Hancock County deputies killed Bottoms on Monday whereas making an attempt to serve a warrant associated to the firearm cost. He had violated parole by lacking a courtroom date, the newspaper reported. When arriving on the house, officers referred to as for him to give up for about 15-20 minutes, police mentioned at a information convention.

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When Bottoms failed to come back out, officers evacuated the house subsequent door and shot a number of rounds of tear gasoline. The person then jumped from a second-story window and bumped into the woods. Police mentioned officers adopted him, he pulled a gun on them and two deputies fired. Medicine have been additionally discovered on the house.

William Bottoms Jr. is accused of fatally capturing Mohamed S. Hussain, 29, and Derrick D. Williams, 23, in 2017 whereas in a automotive and dumping their our bodies within the St. Helena Parish space of Baton Rouge. Prosecutors dropped prices towards the automotive’s driver, Megan Marie Gaylord, who agreed to testify towards him. Gaylord mentioned the 4 have been utilizing medication when Bottoms turned paranoid and shot the 2 different males within the again seat, an arrest report mentioned.

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Bottoms is scheduled to face trial Might 13, however his protection staff requested the trial be pushed again. Prosecutors didn’t oppose the request. He’ll face a compulsory sentence of life in jail if convicted of second-degree homicide, the Advocate reported.


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