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Grand Jury Takes No Action Against Merritt Landry

Grand Jury Takes No Action Against Merritt Landry

An Orleans Parish grand jury has concluded its 6-month term without taking action against Merritt Landry, the Marigny homeowner accused of shooting an un-armed teenager last July 26.

This does not mean that the 33-year-old Landry is in the clear.  The case may be presented to an incoming grand jury.  The District Attorney could also file a "bill of information" in the case.

To secure an indictment, 9 of the 12 members of a grand jury must agree that an indictable offense was committed.

Landry says he found 14-year-old Marshall Coulter inside his gated property in the 700 block of Mandeville Street and fired a shot at Coulter because he felt threatened.

The teenager suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

Landry, an inspector for the Historic District Landmarks Commission, was charged with attempted second-degree murder and has been free on bond for months.



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