MARKSVILLE, Louisiana (AP) - A grand jury in Louisiana has indicted two deputy city marshals on second-degree murder charges in the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old autistic boy last month while he was strapped into the front seat of his father's vehicle.
The indictment handed up Thursday by an Avoyelles Parish grand jury charges 32-year-old Derrick Stafford and 23-year-old Norris Greenhouse Jr. with one count each of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.
Police say Stafford, a full-time police lieutenant, and Greenhouse, a former police officer, were moonlighting as deputy city marshals in Marksville on the night of Nov. 3 when they fired at least 18 rounds at a car driven by Chris Few. The shooting severely wounded Few and killed his son, Jeremy Mardis.
Stafford and Greenhouse were arrested on second-degree murder charges last month but not formally charged until Thursday.