Judge denies $1M bond reduction in boy's fatal shooting
MARKSVILLE - A judge denied requests Thurday to reduce the $ 1 million bond for one of two deputy city marshals accused of shooting and killing a 6-year-old boy during a police pursuit in Marksville.
State District Judge William Bennett made the ruling after hearing witness testimony for Derrick Stafford. A grand jury indicted him and Norris Greenhouse Jr. last week on second-degree murder charges.
Investigators said the two shot at a car driven by Chris Few, killing his son Jeremy Mardis and putting Few in the hospital with critical injuries.
Greenhouse posted a $1 million bond and was released from jail.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Many Baton Rouge hotels completly booked for football-filled weekend
Police investigating racial slur left on LSU students' door
Three in jail following Ascension Parish crime spree
Residents see first debris pick up in Livingston Parish since flood
Tickfaw State Park hopes to reopen sometime in 2017