Man accused of double murder in Saucier claims self defense
Court papers say a man accused of killing his child and his roommate in Saucier was trying to protect himself during a fight between the men.
An affidavit says 34-year-old Billy Roberts accidentally killed two year old Chance Roberts when he shot 20 year old David Garcia several times in self-defense. A bullet struck Roberts’ son in the chest. A 911 call Saturday night sent Harrison County sheriff’s deputies to a mobile home near Saucier where they found Chance and Garcia dead.
Roberts told a sheriff’s investigator that the brawl escalated from an argument over Garcia being accused of dropping his baby daughter. Roberts is jailed on murder and manslaughter charges.