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Teenager shot last year in Marigny yard booked in new burglary (New Orleans)
The New Orleans Advocate ^ | May 3, 2014 | Dan Lawton

Posted on 05/03/2014 4:59:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A teenager who was shot by a Marigny homeowner during an apparent attempted burglary last summer was arrested Friday afternoon for entering a residence just blocks away from the previous incident, according to a law enforcement source.

The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, identified Marshall Coulter, 15, as the person arrested in Friday’s incident.

Coulter, then 14, was shot in the head in July by New Orleans historic buildings inspector Merritt Landry after he scaled Landry’s fence in the middle of the night.

Officer Frank Robertson, a spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department, said officers arrested a 15-year-old youth in the 2000 block of Royal Street about 3:45 p.m. Friday. Robertson said the boy was taken to the Juvenile Bureau and booked with simple burglary.

Robertson did not name the suspect because he is a juvenile.

Christopher Starnes, who owns the Marigny Brasserie restaurant at Royal and Frenchmen streets, said he saw Coulter sitting on the porch of the adjacent home when he returned to his restaurant from an errand Friday.

“He was just fishing through the guy’s mailbox and throwing the mail into the alley,” Starnes said. “I thought he was stoned.”

According to Starnes, Coulter’s speech seemed slow and impaired, but he appeared innocuous.

“He didn’t have the vibe of being up to no good,” he said.

Starnes said the resident of the house later told him that when he came home, Coulter was in his house. Apparently, the youth had found a key in the mailbox and let himself in.

According to Starnes, the resident called police, who arrived and apprehended Coulter.

He said the resident told him that Coulter didn’t steal anything, even though a laptop and cellphone were lying on a table. The resident also told him that the boy waited calmly on the steps for the police to arrive, he said.

Starnes said police told him the intruder was Marshall Coulter.

After an investigation of the July incident, New Orleans police concluded Landry fired on the youth from about 30 feet away. Coulter was unarmed and “not posing an imminent threat,” according to police, although Landry said that as he approached the youth, Coulter made a “move, as if to reach for something,” at which time he shot him.

Coulter underwent a series of hospital procedures after suffering a gunshot wound to the head

The incident, which happened in the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, ignited controversy because it involved a white man claiming self-defense in the shooting of a black teenager.

A group of community activists called for a swift prosecution of Landry, while others campaigned on his behalf and contributed to his defense fund. Supporters said he was protecting his home and his then-pregnant wife, who was due to give birth in days.

Marshall Coulter’s brother, Robert Coulter, said his brother was a “professional thief” and was facing charges for theft at the time of the shooting.

Louisiana has a “stand your ground law,” similar to Florida’s, which allows for the use of lethal force if one reasonably feels in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm. The District Attorney’s Office has been unable to get a grand jury to indict Landry, who was booked on a count of attempted second-degree murder, in the shooting. He is free on bail.

Attempts to contact Coulter’s family or Landry’s attorney Saturday were unsuccessful.


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KEYWORDS: blacks; crime; marigny; marshallcoulter; neworleans; standyourground; syg

1 posted on 05/03/2014 4:59:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So many Trayvons, so few George Zimmermans.


2 posted on 05/03/2014 5:00:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What the heck is society supposed to do, if this boy didn’t learn his lesson the first time around, of what trouble he could get into?????


3 posted on 05/03/2014 5:02:44 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have a really weird idea.

Maybe if these youths didn't break into houses they wouldn't get shot up so much. It's worked for me for years.

4 posted on 05/03/2014 5:03:08 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Wow, repeat offender; who’d have guessed?

Too bad the first guy didn’t use a better bullet, like a 230 gr jacketed black talon....


5 posted on 05/03/2014 5:12:01 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Two of Marshall Coulter's (the black 14-year-old "professional thief" Merritt Landry shot in 2013) Brothers have been arrested in New Orleans this year. One was for Armed Robbery... and he was 13-years-old

http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/2014/03/two-of-marshall-coulters-black-14-year.html

His brother defended Marshall,though he did label him a "professional thief" (at the ripe old age of 14, when did he do his apprenticeship and get called up to the big leagues?), when this incident first broke.

here he appears to be training the next generation of THUGS special


6 posted on 05/03/2014 5:15:41 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some people can’t learn even the hard way.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 5:18:57 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Poor aim allows for recidivism.....


8 posted on 05/03/2014 5:28:05 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He sucks at his chosen “profession”.


9 posted on 05/03/2014 5:34:42 PM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Only a fatal blow or shot will keep this thug from continuing to prey upon others (whether it be baseball bat, tire iron or some other self-defense weapon against him and his type).


10 posted on 05/03/2014 5:57:45 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: MeshugeMikey

If Obama had a son.....


11 posted on 05/03/2014 5:57:52 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

LOL!


12 posted on 05/03/2014 5:59:43 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Low intelligence as he failed to profit from his first experience. Poor impulse control as he sees a key and must pick it up and use it enter into a place of the type where he was seriously injured the first time around. Low intelligence and poor impulse control are endemic in certain elements of our nations demographic.


13 posted on 05/03/2014 6:03:38 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Farmer Dean

this one would BE the ONE,,,er... the one


14 posted on 05/03/2014 6:03:49 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm sorry but if you get shot in the head breaking into people's homes and live and then decide to go back to breaking into people's homes- well, you're just a genetic dead end.
15 posted on 05/03/2014 6:07:32 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: MeshugeMikey

He’s teaching the young one what life is all about and how to follow in his foot steps.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 6:09:28 PM PDT by midway1 (Inside every liberal is an American trying to get out)
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To: midway1

ya gots to FRONT...thats Job One!!


17 posted on 05/03/2014 6:17:35 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy is a slow learner.


18 posted on 05/03/2014 6:38:07 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: njslim

I was thinking if the building inspector had more range time then we would not be reading about this scum bag.


19 posted on 05/03/2014 7:16:21 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The District Attorney’s Office has been unable to get a grand jury to indict Landry.”

Grand jury nullification.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 7:34:48 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Flick Lives
"This guy is a slow learner."

He was shot in the head last year!

He's now a much slower learner.

21 posted on 05/03/2014 8:29:53 PM PDT by Dacus943
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