Friday, May 16, 2014

Prosecution of Merrit Landry Self Defense Shooting Dropped

The New Orleans Times Picayune is reporting  today District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro of the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office officially announced they were dropping their efforts to prosecute Merritt Landry for attempted second degree murder over Landry’s shooting of then 14-year-old Marshall Coulter through the head . (h/t @nadraenzi, aka “capblack,” who has been a vigorous supporter of Landry since the start.)

It was just twelve days ago that we reported here at Legal Insurrection about Coulter’s arrest on new burglary charges, (Teenage burglar in high-profile New Orleans self-defense case burglarizes again) and only nine days ago that we also reported here that Coulter had been freshly charged with a home invasion he allegedly committed when he was a mere 13 years old (Teenage burglar in New Orleans self defense case charged in separate home invasion).  In that incident Coulter is claimed to have threatened the surprised and frightened homeowners with their own firearm.  We ended that second post by noting:

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