Trial begins anew for feces-smearing suspect in officer's death
New Orleans
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Former Kentucky Police Officer Sentenced for Wrongful Arrest
ߦ   FOUND SAFE - Endangered Missing Person
ߦ   Galveston areas reporting 2 feet of flood waters
ߦ   Houston Police Dept - Incident Reports
ߦ   Oklahoma Woman Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of Ricin
ߦ   San Antonio commuters urged to plan for flash flooding
ߦ   Search For Car Burglar And Felony Fraud Suspect
ߦ   Suspect Sought For Clean Scanning
ߦ   Tarrant County Man Guilty in East Texas Armed Bank Robberies
ߦ   Texan, Former State Representative, President of College and Consultant Sentenced for Bribery Scheme
ߦ   Uvalde police officer fired after arrest on charge of sexual assault of a child
ߦ   Female Dallas cop who killed man in his home charged with manslaughter
ߦ   Former Texans player accused of stealing from player trust fund
ߦ   Fugitive Lawyer Involved in Largest Social Security Fraud Scheme Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for His Escape and Related Crimes
ߦ   Houston-area bar owners work with police to stop DWI patrons
ߦ   In Memoriam: Greg Bozdech - League City VFD
ߦ   Mexican National Brothers Guilty of Trafficking Firearms in Southeast Texas
ߦ   National police group calls for Nike boycott due to Kaepernick ad campaign
ߦ   Nine Arrests In Drug Trafficking And Money Laundering Scheme
ߦ   Officer fatally shoots woman accused of murdering neighbor at apartments in Missouri City
ߦ   Pflugerville: Join us for Camryn's Relentless Battle fundraiser Sept. 15
ߦ   Reward Offered In Stafford Murder Case
ߦ   Robstown-Based Heroin Leader Heads to Federal Prison
ߦ   State trooper dies after years of battling rare blood cancer
ߦ   Sugar Land Area Drug Bust
ߦ   Aransas County sheriff: Illegal immigrant 'destroyed' 2 police dogs during chase
ߦ   Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
ߦ   Coast Guard rescues 5 from capsized vessel near Crystal Beach
ߦ   PUP RESCUE: Nearly 100 Chihuahuas rescued after being dumped throughout Houston area
ߦ   Texas Sheriff Seizes Guns, Roosters in Suspected Cartel-Connected Meth House
ߦ   Galveston College Selects Vice President for Administration
ߦ   IN MEMORIAM - Captain Michael Benavides (Ret)
ߦ   Dog prevents kidnapping of 11-year-old girl in Houston area
ߦ   Fifteen Violent Jewelry Robbers Have Been Arrested for 11 Robberies and Attempted Robberies Targeting Traveling Jewelry Salesmen in Five States
ߦ   Florida child killed by falling tree as Gordon strikes land

 
Search Archives:
Travis Boys, who smuggled excrement into a courtroom and smeared it on his face, will stand trial in the 2015 shooting of Officer Daryl Holloway

By Kevin McGill
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Jury selection begins anew Wednesday for a man who smuggled excrement into a New Orleans courtroom and smeared it on his face and head — short-circuiting his trial in the death of a New Orleans police officer.

Travis Boys has since been judged mentally competent to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge in the 2015 shooting of officer Daryl Holloway.

Officer Daryle Holloway was fatally shot by Travis Boys, as he was transporting Boys in his SUV. (AP Image)
Officer Daryle Holloway was fatally shot by Travis Boys, as he was transporting Boys in his SUV. (AP Image)

District Judge Karen Herman, who ordered a mental evaluation for Boys after the feces-smearing incident, has since declared that Boys "hijacked" the proceedings with his stunt. "He will no longer be allowed to control these proceedings," Herman told the defense at a November hearing.

Boys is believed to have smuggled the feces into the courthouse when he was transferred from the New Orleans jail. He had used a bag from the lockup's commissary, according to testimony from a Sheriff's Office attorney. It was apparently secreted away in his underwear and was undetected when he changed from prison garb into a suit for jury selection. Boys' defense attorney, who had pushed to have his client ruled incompetent, described seeing Boys smear feces on his face and head and even eating it from his fingers.

Boys has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity.

Holloway was fatally shot as he transported Boys to jail after an earlier arrest. Police said they believe the gun police was smuggled into the police SUV that Holloway was driving. Police said the suspect was handcuffed but somehow got his hands in front of his body, shot Holloway and escaped the SUV, which crashed into a utility pole. Boys was found and arrested the following day.

In October, 2015, a former police officer pleaded guilty to malfeasance and obstruction of justice charges related to Holloway's death. Wardell Johnson is awaiting sentencing in the case. Police said he failed to adequately pat down Boys following the arrest that led to Holloway's shooting, and tried to cover up his shoddy police work.

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.