A Bastrop man was found guilty Wednesday in a 2007 double homicide, following a two-and-a-half week trial in the Fourth Judicial District Court.
Assistant 4th District Attorney Steven Sylvester said the trial of Roderick Crossley, which began Feb. 27, concluded Wednesday evening when the jury returned guilty verdicts on two charges of second degree murder. Each charge carries a mandatory life sentence.
The Bastrop Police Department arrested Crossley in Sept. 2007 after he shot and killed Tracy Edmonds of Bastrop, and Clinton Long of Monroe, inside Edmonds’ residence. Edmonds’ children were in the home at the time of the shootings and identified Crossley as the perpretrator.
“We are very pleased with the verdict,” Sylvester said shortly after the trial concluded. “Now the families of Ms. Edmonds and Mr. Long can have some closure – it’s been a long time coming.”