|Posted on 3/31/2017 1:19:00 PM.|
Former Marksville City Marshal, Derrick Stafford, who fatally shot a six-year-old autistic boy during a chase has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Stafford was convicted of manslaughter. State Judge Billy Bennett ordered Stafford must severe at least 20 years before he’s eligible for parole. More
|Dane Ciolino, Derrick Stafford, Marksville|
|Posted on 3/20/2017 5:41:00 AM.|
Opening arguments in the Derrick Stafford trial are set for 9 a.m. in Marksville. The former deputy marshal faces murder and attempted murder charges after he and another officer allegedly shot at a vehicle killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring his father. Loyola University Law Professor Dane Ciolino says the main issue is whether the shooting was justified.
|Derrick Stafford, trail begins, justified shooting, Marksville, |
|Posted on 6/22/2016 12:33:00 PM.|
The lawyer of a Marksville City Marshall accused of fatally shooting a 6-year-old boy has filed a motion to move the trial out of Avoyelles Parish. 31-year-old Derrick Stafford’s attorney, Christopher LaCour says with all the media coverage he doesn’t believe Stafford can get a fair trial in this parish.
|Derrick Stafford, Norris Greenhouse Jr., Christopher LaCour, Marksville, Jeremy Mardi, Avoyelles Parish|
|Posted on 1/18/2016 4:39:00 PM.|
|Visitation is Tuesday for former state legislator and ex-mayor of Marksville, Raymond Laborde, who passed away Sunday at the age of 88. Former governor Edwin Edwards grew up with Laborde in Marksville and says Laborde was an influential lawmaker during his 20 years in the state legislature. |
|Raymond Laborde, Marksville, Edwin Edwards|
|Posted on 11/11/2015 12:25:00 PM.|
Multiple reports indicate one of the two officers charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy in Marksville will post a 1-million dollar bond and be released. 23-year-old Norris Greenhouse, Jr, will reportedly put property up to secure the bond. Legal analyst Tim Meche says it is not unusual for something like this to happen.
|Norris Greenhouse Jr, Tim Meche, Jeremy Mardis, Chris Few, Marksville|
|Posted on 11/10/2015 3:09:00 AM.|
The city of Marksville is trying to come to grips as why city marshals opened fire on a vehicle last week, killing a 6-year-old boy. Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse, Jr. are accused of shooting and killing Jeremy Mardis following a police chase.
|Norris Greenhouse, Derrick Stafford, Jeremy Mardis, Robert Johnson, fatal shooting, Marksville|
|Posted on 11/4/2015 9:53:00 AM.|
State Police says City Marshals from the Ward 2 office in Marksville were involved in a shooting following a pursuit that left a child dead and his alleged father gravely injured. Trooper Scott Moreau says the initial investigation revealed that officers fired on the vehicle at the conclusion of the pursuit.
|marksville, state police, 6-year-old killed, officer involved shooting|
|Posted on 1/30/2015 9:58:00 AM.|
State Fire Marshal's officials are investigating a fire in Avoyelles Parish that has left four dead. Fire Marshall Butch Browning says the fire occurred just before midnight Thursday night at a mobile home in Marksville.
|Marksville, fire, Butch Browning, death|