New Orleans' version of the Travon Martin case collapses when the "poor child" who was shot last year and supposedly in "a vegetative state" and unable to get out of bed or answer police questions per his family was caught walking around and attempting to burglarize more houses.
No charges for Marigny homeowner Merritt Landry in shooting of Marshall Coulter
The District Attorney tried to get an indictment of Merritt Landry, a long-time city employee who had a pregnant wife in the house on the night that he caught Marshall Coulter, a punk scumbag described by his own brother as "a professional thief" in his fenced yard and shot him when he refused to follow commands and made a furtive movement that led Landry to fear that he was going for a weapon. The first Grand Jury refused to indict, and before he could get a second one, Coulter was arrested again for the same offense at two other homes and linked to a third prior burglary where he disarmed another armed homeowner. And all this time, Coulter's family, with the exception of his brother Devin, who has since been arrested for a two armed robberies, have been spinning the lie that he was brain damaged and bed-ridden and unable to talk. That was stalling the police investigation into his actions and no doubt would have cinched his family's lawsuit against Mr. Landry but for his subsequent arrest and the discovery that he could actually walk and talk just fine. What a wonderful family those Coulters are. New Orleans is blessed to have them and their loyal supporters, many of whom marched in Landry's neighborhood yelling trite cliches like "no justice, no peace" after the shooting.
Oh, and now that the case has collapsed, the DA finally admits that Coulter's fingerprints were found on one of Landry's shutters, which had been partially pried open. So all of Landry's critics who claim that he had no business shooting because Coulter wasn't trying to get into his house...you can suck eggs.