- Associated Press - Friday, March 17, 2017

MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - A jury has been picked in the trial for one of two Louisiana law-enforcement officers charged with murder in a 6-year-old boy’s shooting death.

Twelve jurors and two alternates are scheduled to hear attorneys’ opening statements on Monday for Derrick Stafford’s trial in Marksville.

The Town Talk reports (https://townta.lk/2mbAZ95 ) that jury selection ended Friday after a judge, prosecutors and Stafford’s attorneys spent five days questioning dozens of prospective jurors.

Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr. were moonlighting as deputy city marshals when they opened fire on a car, killing Jeremy Mardis and critically wounding his father, after a November 2015 chase.

Video from a police officer’s body camera shows the father had his hands raised in his vehicle while the officers fired.

Greenhouse awaits a separate trial later this year.


Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, https://www.thetowntalk.com

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