Former Marksville City Marshal Seeking Venue Change
A hearing was set for Sunday 24th September, on a motion to change the venue of Norris Greenhouse Jr.’s trial. He and Derrick Stafford, former Marksville City Marshals, are accused in the death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis. Stafford was already convicted for attempted manslaughter and manslaughter in Avoyelles Parish. Legal Analyst Tim Meche believes there’s a good chance Greenhouse’s trial will be moved.
Greenhouse is facing charges of attempted second degree murder in the injuring of the father, Christopher Few, and second degree murder for the death of Mardis. Meche says change of venue decisions are strictly up to the judge, and a recent trend in Louisiana is to bring in a jury from another Parish.
Meche says Greenhouse’s lawyer has a good case, because there has been a ton of publicity about this case, on a local, state and national level. He also points to the fact that the victim’s family has been extensively interviewed by electronic and print media.