NEW ORLEANS - Nearly seven months after the incident, an Orleans Parish grand jury still has not made a decision on whether to indict a Marigny homeowner who shot an unarmed 14-year-old boy who was on his property.
Merritt Landry, a city employee, initially was arrested and booked on an attempted second-degree murder charge following the shooting in July 2013.
Landry told police the teen was standing by his car in the early morning hours when he allegedly felt threatened. He fired one shot and hit 14-year-old Marshall Coulter in the head. The shooting the left the teenager, who was seen by a neighbor on surveillance video climbing a fence to get into Landry's yard on Mandeville Street, with severe brain damage.
The grand jury is not finished with the case and their consideration of the case will extend into next week.