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Grand jury to hear case against deputy who allegedly killed teen

1 year 7 months 1 day ago March 22, 2015 Mar 22, 2015 Sunday, March 22 2015 March 22, 2015 3:49 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Caroline McDougall

HOUMA - A Terrebonne Parish grand jury will hear the case against a sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 14-year-old boy in September.

First Assistant District Attorney Carlos Lazarus says that the panel will begin hearing evidence Tuesday and should finish Wednesday.

He says he will present physical and scientific evidence, witnesses and state police findings about the shooting by Preston Norman, who is on paid administrative leave from the sheriff's office.

After Tillman was shot, the sheriff's office said Norman fired in self-defense after he knocked at an abandoned house and Tillman opened the door holding what appeared to be a .45-caliber pistol.

Relatives of other teens say their children say the boy was not holding a weapon and that he opened the door expecting a friend.

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