Merritt Landry

New Orleans D.A. Drops Merritt Landry Self-Defense Shooting of Black 14-Year-Old

Hey folks,Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble, when my self-defense law predictions are so often right. The New Orleans Times Picayune is reporting  today District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro of the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office officially announced they were dropping their efforts to prosecute Merritt Landry for attempted second degree murder over Landry’s shooting …

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Merritt Landry Allies Developing Narrative of Innocence

Hey folks, It is perhaps inevitable that comparisons will be drawn between the recently completed murder/self-defense trial of George Zimmerman in Florida and the just beginning travails of self-defense shooter Merritt Landry in New Orleans. Indeed, I’ve already begun to do so myself (see “Zimmerman Redux: The Breaking Louisiana Self-Defense Case of Merritt Landry”). More …

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