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Second officer accused in Marksville boy's death takes plea deal

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Norris Greenhouse, Jr. has entered a plea to negligent homicide and malfeasance in office.   According to Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Doug Anderson Greenhouse will serve five years on the negligent homicide charge and two years on the malfeasance charge.  Greenhouse was charged in connection with the shooting death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis.  

Norris Greenhouse Jr., son of an Avoyelles Assistant District Attorney, faced a second-degree murder charge in the December 2015 death of Mardis, and an attempted second-degree murder charge in the wounding of the boy's father, Chris Few. His former marshal partner and co-defendant, Derrick Stafford, already has been convicted in the deaths; he also faced second-degree murder but instead was convicted of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison. 

Prosecutor for the AG's Office, John Sinquefield says the case concerning Greenhouse was different from Stafford's case. He says that there was no direct proof that this defendant who fired four shots, even hit anyone. 

The state points out that Greenhouse's willingness to come forward with information on the actions of that night helped his case. 

Both sides met with the Few family before the plea deal was made, and they say the family had no objections to the plea deal the state offered. 

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