Yesterday was a good day for justice in the City of New Orleans. In a statement released to the press, Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro announced he would not pursue criminal charges against Marigny homeowner Merritt Landry, who shot 14-year old Marshall Coulter in the head in his courtyard last summer.
Marshall Coulter, the city’s most notorious “professional thief” was back on the job last Friday afternoon in the 2000 block of Royal Street. He was arrested on a burglary charge after removing the homeowner’s key from the mailbox and entering the home.
The unfortunate saga of Marigny homeowner Merritt Landry continues as an Orleans Parish Grand Jury refused to decline charges against him. While they did not indict Landry, he remains in legal limbo. With the grand jury concluding their deliberations, the Landry case will be presented to the next grand jury that is convened.
Recent headlines have focused on the tragic incident in the Marigny that occurred July 26th at 2:00A.M. . A young Marshall Coulter jumped the fenced of resident Merrit Landry’s home for the obvious purpose of burglarizing the property. There was no other reason for his aggressive action.