DA's Office responds to motion filed by D'Marcus Bowie's attorney

(Source: Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office)
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RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - The Rapides Parish District Attorney's Office is asking the 9th Judicial Court to deny the Motion to Enforce Plea Agreement filed by D'Marcus Bowie's attorney earlier this week.

Bowie is accused of the July 2016 shooting death of Malik Evans. He's charged with one count of manslaughter and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

On Monday he tried to take a plea deal that would have given him 15 years behind bars, but the deal was withdrawn after Evans' family objected to the sentence.

On Tuesday, Bowie's attorney, Chad Guillot, filed a motion in attempt to get the plea back on the table. He said the family's consent shouldn't be a factor in the agreement, because they are not a 'party to a plea agreement.'

On Wednesday, Assistant District Attorney Jermaine Harris responded to Guillot with a motion of his own. In it, he objected to the motion and said it was 'meritless' and 'a waste of this Court's time.'

Furthermore, he said the State will take into consideration the 'thoughts and feelings of every victim and their family before tendering a plea offer.'

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