Defendant's health at issue in Katrina shooting case
NEW ORLEANS - A Sept. 28 federal court hearing in New Orleans will focus on the physical and mental health of a white man accused of firing a shotgun at three black men in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Roland Bourgeois Jr. faces charges including firearms and civil rights violations. He was indicted in 2010.
The indictment said he fired at three black people walking in New Orleans' Algiers neighborhood three days after much of the city had flooded.
In August 2014, he was granted an indefinite delay after a doctor deemed him physically unable to attend a trial or aid in his defense.
Last month, Bourgeois was back in court, appearing frail and using a cane, after his bond was revoked for reasons not made public.
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