Hearing for plea change scheduled for man accused in JP deputy shooting

Hearing for plea change scheduled for man accused in JP deputy shooting
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -A hearing this week will go over a man’s effort to withdraw a guilty plea.

The plea is related to the 2016 shooting of Jefferson Parish Deputy Stephen Arnold.

Lawyers for Jarvis Hardy said that changes in federal law could mean a lower minimum sentence.

He recently moved to withdraw a drug and firearm guilty plea, which was part of a deal that included dropping an attempted murder charge and a major firearms charge.

Prosecutors argued Friday that Hardy made the plea knowingly and it should stand.

A hearing is set for Thursday.

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