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Lawyer: Father had hands up as police killed son

7 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Monday, November 09 2015 Nov 9, 2015 November 09, 2015 12:48 PM November 09, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Brock Sues

MARKSVILLE - A lawyer says body camera video shows the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy who was shot to death in his car had his hands in the air and did not pose a threat before police opened fire last week. 

Mark Jeansonne is the attorney for Chris Few, who was seriously wounded when local marshals in the town of Marksville opened fire. His 6-year-old, Jeremy Mardis, was strapped into his seatbelt in the front passenger seat.

Jeansonne said "this was not a threatening situation for the police."

Jeansonne spoke with The Associated Press after a closed hearing for the two marshals, now jailed on $1 million bond. Thirty-two-year-old Derrick Stafford of Mansura and 23-year-old Norris Greenhouse Jr., of Marksville each is charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.

State police declined to comment on the video, citing the ongoing investigation.


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