Ex-officer pleads guilty in 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis’ shooting death


Jeremy Mardis
Jeremy Mardis

source: FOX News
published: 29 September 2017

A former Louisiana law enforcement officer pleaded guilty on Friday to negligent homicide in the shooting death of a 6-year-old autistic boy after a car chase with the boy’s father. He is scheduled to be sentenced next week to 7 ½ years in prison.

Norris Greenhouse Jr. also pleaded guilty to malfeasance in office in a deal that allows him to avoid trial next week. He was charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting that killed Jeremy Mardis and critically wounded his father, Christopher Few.

A second former officer, Derrick Stafford, was convicted of manslaughter in March and sentenced to 40 years in prison. Greenhouse and Stafford were moonlighting as deputy city marshals in Marksville at the time of the November 2015 shooting.

Video from another police officer’s body camera shows Few had his hands raised inside his vehicle while Stafford and Greenhouse collectively fired 18 shots at it.

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