Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro was not pleased with a Criminal District Court judge's decision to declare alleged cop killer Travis Boys incompetent to stand trial Thursday.
Criminal District Court Judge Karen Herman found alleged cop-killer Travis Boys incompetent for trial on Thursday, a day after Boys smeared feces and ate it in the middle of jury selection.
In a fiery statement, Cannizzaro called Judge Karen Herman's decision "extremely disturbing," noting that medical experts testified that Boys was malingering and called Boys' eating of a piece of feces and smearing it on himself during jury selection a "voluntary planned disruption" to delay his trial.
He also said the city of New Orleans "sunk to a new low" by turning control of the criminal justice system over to Boys.
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"I had hoped that this court was too intelligent to allow an accused cop killer to hijack these proceedings, but I was incorrect," Cannizzaro said. "I fear that today's decision will only encourage similarly situated defendants to engage in such misconduct in the future."
Boys is on trial for allegedly shooting and killing New Orleans Police officer Daryle Holloway in June 2015 as he was being transported to jail. Boys has entered a dual plea of not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity on a single count of first-degree murder.
Boys faces life in prison if convicted.
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