Bond not lowered for deputy in child’s death

Derrick Stafford, Norris Greenhouse Jr.
FILE - These undated file booking photos provided by the Louisiana State Police shows Marksville City Marshal Derrick Stafford, left, and Marksville City Marshal Norris Greenhouse Jr. Stafford and Greenhouse Jr. were arrested on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the Nov. 3, 2015 fatal shooting of Jeremy Mardis, a six-year-old autistic boy, in Marksville, La. The shooting also wounded Mardis' father, Chris Few. Grandmother Cathy Mardis of of Hattiesburg, Miss., on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, called for the release of police body camera footage from the incident. (Louisiana State Police via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) – The latest in the prosecution of two deputy marshals in the shooting death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis (all times local):

12:10 p.m.


A judge in central Louisiana has refused a request to reduce the $1 million bond for a deputy city marshal charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy.

State District Judge William Bennett heard witness testimony Thursday during Derrick Stafford’s bond reduction hearing.

Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr. face charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. The two Marksville deputy marshals are accused of opening fire on a car driven by Chris Few and killing his 6-year-old son, Jeremy Mardis, on Nov. 3.

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