- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - One of two deputy city marshals charged with murder in a 6-year-old autistic boy’s fatal shooting has been freed from a Louisiana jail on $1 million bond.

Defense attorney Christopher LaCour said Derrick Stafford will be monitored electronically at his home following his release Wednesday from the Avoyelles Parish Jail.

Stafford’s trial is tentatively scheduled to start in September.

Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr. were arrested less than a week after the Nov. 3 shooting that killed Jeremy Mardis and critically wounded his father, Chris Few.

Stafford and Greenhouse allegedly opened fire on Few’s car following a pursuit. A police report says video from an officer’s body camera shows Few’s empty hands were raised inside his vehicle when gunfire erupted.

Greenhouse was released on $1 million bond in November.


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