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Man released on bond in teen's shooting

3 years 4 months 1 week ago July 30, 2013 Jul 30, 2013 Tuesday, July 30 2013 July 30, 2013 5:25 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans homeowner facing an attempted second-degree murder charge in the shooting of a teenager has been released on bond - again - after being ordered back to court.

Thirty-three-year-old Merritt Landry posted a $100,000 property bond Tuesday.

Landry had posted bond the same day he was charged. But he was back in court Tuesday after the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office raised questions about whether the bond process was conducted correctly.

Landry was arrested in the shooting of 14-year-old Marshall Coulter, who remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Police say the unarmed teen was on Landry's property early Friday when the shooting occurred. A neighbor said his security cameras allegedly show the teen scaling Landry's fence.

Police said they booked Landry because Coulter did not pose an imminent threat.

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