And I hate this building because inside these walls I learned the most painful lesson of my life. Don't trust anyone. I don't know about you, but I'm already very, very confused. Up until a few months ago, Eugene Jones was dead. We knew that because the NOPD told us that he was dead. That's the same NOPD that swore up and down that my client was a killer, and then swore up and down that they'd found his dead body. And just like that, the Baxter House shooting was solved, and the Quarter was safe again. An officer named Rudy Cunningham cracked the case and solved the murder of Adam Desiato.
Eugene Jones sat in the courtroom and watched Carlo Baxter get acquitted on all charges for the murder of his brother, Kofi. And then Eugene Jones took matters into his own hands. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is a case about simple revenge. It's not complicated. The State will show that Eugene Jones purchased a gun and came to the hotel that night with murder on his mind. He fired the gun at Carlo Baxter and killed Adam Desiato instead. You will be presented with ample evidence that supports these facts. Eyewitness accounts, forensic analysis, and other testimony. All of it, seen in its totality, will point toward one clear conclusion -- that Eugene Jones be found guilty of first-degree murder.