MARKSVILLE, LA (WAFB) - In Marksville Wednesday, the prosecution just wrapped up its case against Derrick Stafford, who is accused of shooting and killing a 6-year-old boy back in 2015.
On Wednesday, jurors heard from a crash reconstruction expert, who testified that a vehicle crash between the deputy marshal and the father of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis happened at less than 5 mph. A ballistics expert also testified that of the four bullets found in Jeremy's body, three of those linked to Stafford's issued gun. The fourth was undetermined.
The defense will begin its case Thursday. It's still not known if Stafford will take the stand.
The trial began Monday, March 20 in the case of Deputy Marshal Derrick Stafford, charged with the second degree murder of Jeremy Mardis, 6, and attempted second degree murder of his father, Christopher Few, on November 3, 2015.