FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 19, 2016
Bogalusa Man Interrupts Attempted Murder Trial to Plead Guilty
FRANKLINTON—Marcus Bullock, 31, of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty Thursday (Sept. 15) to two counts of attempted murder and one count of being a felon with a firearm for shooting a man over car repairs. Bullock’s trial was nearly complete when he decided to plead guilty.
If he is sentenced as a multiple offender in a hearing Sept. 27, he will receive 33 years and four months in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.
Bullock was arrested March 31, 2015, after pushing his way into the victim’s home to discuss a repair involving his ex-girlfriend’s car. Bullock demanded $60 for a part, but the victim declined to pay. The victim told Bullock that he would discuss the matter with the girlfriend the next day, but Bullock responded that “tomorrow’s not gonna get here.”
Bullock then pulled out a revolver and struck the victim in the face. Bullock pointed the gun at the victim’s head and pulled the trigger twice, but the gun did not fire. When Bullock pulled the trigger a third time, the gun discharged a bullet, which struck the victim’s cheek, traveled under the skin and exited the back of his head.
The victim and his fiancé fled, while Bullock also fired at the victim’s fiancé. The victims were present at the hearing and agreed to the plea.