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Bond set at $1M for Marksville officers accused of killing child

8 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Monday, November 09 2015 Nov 9, 2015 November 09, 2015 11:07 AM November 09, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones
Image: Norris Greenhouse Jr. (L), Derrick Stafford (R)

MARKSVILLE - A judge set a bond of $1 million each for two Marksville law enforcement officers who face murder charges for shooting and killing a 6-year-old child during a police pursuit last week.

Derrick Stafford, 32, of Mansura, and Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, of Marksville face charges of second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder for Jeremy Mardis's death and the injuring of his father, Chris Few.

The two men were charged after Louisiana State Police reviewed body camera recordings of the pursuit from last Tuesday night. City marshals initially said they were trying to serve a warrant when Few fled down a one-way street, and officers fired when he tried to back his vehicle toward them.

LSP Col. Mike Edmonson said the body camera footage was one of the most disturbing things he'd ever seen.

Monday's bond hearing was closed to the media. Jail officials said the hearings typically happen over the internet.

Also on Monday, District Attorney Charles A. Riddle recused himself from the case because one of his top assistant prosecutors is Greenhouse's father. The attorney general's office will take over prosecuting.


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