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The Latest: Officer convicted of manslaughter in boy's death

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Jurors have convicted a Louisiana law enforcement officer of manslaughter in a shooting that killed a 6-year-old autistic boy.

 

Multiple news outlets report the jury late Friday found Derrick Stafford guilty on manslaughter and attempted manslaughter charges. Stafford had been indicted on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.

 

Stafford and another deputy city marshal opened fire on a car, killing Jeremy Mardis and critically wounding his father after a car chase in Marksville on Nov. 3, 2015.

 

Video from a police officer's body camera shows the father, Christopher Few, had his hands raised inside his vehicle while the two deputies fired.

 

Stafford testified he shot at the car because he feared Few was going to back up and hit the other deputy, Norris Greenhouse Jr.