Deputy Marshal Seeks Change Of Venue In Fatal Shooting
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — One of two deputy city marshals accused in the fatal shooting of a boy who was strapped into the front seat of his father's car in Louisiana is asking a judge to move his trial to another location.
The Advocate reports attorneys for Derrick Stafford say publicity surrounding the November shooting of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis and the wounding of his father, Chris Few, has prejudiced potential jurors for the trial in Marksville.
Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr. pleaded not guilty to charges including second-degree murder.
State Police said the two opened fire on Few's car after a pursuit that a third deputy and a Marksville police sergeant also joined. A police report says video from the sergeant's body camera shows Few's empty hands were raised and visible inside the vehicle when gunfire erupted.
(Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com)
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