5 witnesses called in Neveaux hearing

Man accused of killing JPSO deputy due in court

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -A man accused of killing a JPSO deputy is due in court Wednesday morning.

Jerman Neveaux was in court for a motions hearing at 9 a.m..

Neveaux is accused of killing JPSO deputy David Michel in the Summer of 2016.

Neveaux is charged with first-degree murder after police say he got into an altercation with Michel during a pedestrian stop on Manhattan Boulevard two years ago.

Authorities say Neveaux shot Michel three times before fleeing, and was later caught by deputies in a neighborhood nearby.

Newell Normand, who was the Jefferson Parish Sheriff at the time, shared text messages from Neveaux from the day before Michel was killed.

A psychiatrist and psychologist have already testified that Neveaux was competent to stand trial.

Neveaux’s normal defense attorney Martin Regan was not able to make the hearing.

A separate attorney stepped in to represent Neveaux and asked the judge to postpone the hearing. The judge denied the request.

The judge said the hearing was scheduled in order to pick a trial date, and ordered they proceed.

Prosecutors also became verbally agitated at the defense for calling on witnesses they had not been made aware of.

All of the witnesses called are employees with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and at least three of them admitted to being seen in the cell phone footage of Neveaux’s arrest.

Several of the witnesses' claimed that Neveaux was verbally resisting during his arrest, and repeatedly reached into his waistband.

One witness admitted to striking Neveaux several times in order to place him in handcuffs.

After five witnesses were called the judge dismissed court for the day.

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