There has been a lot of speculation about the shooting of Vivian attorney John Morneau. Miller County Coroner Eddie Hawkins Jr first ruled that Morneau was shot in the back by a Miller County Deputy Sheriff.
He has now changed his story to say that Morneau was shot in the chest.
Hawkins would not go into specifics Thursday about why that was done, except to say there was a mistake.
In the initial post about this, I questioned why Morneau was served a misdemeanor warrant in the woods by a Deputy Sheriff and Wildlife and Fisheries officers, and not served at his home or office.
For that matter, why wasn’t he called and told about the warrants and asked to come in and take care of them.
Now even more questions have arisen. How can he have been shot in the back, and two weeks later shot in the chest?
This just isn't right, and hasn't seemed right from the beginning. To put it bluntly, I do not believe for a minute that John Morneau would pull a weapon on someone whom he knew to be law enforcement officers.
The attorney for the Morneau family, Dan Keele, said "We do not think this is simply a case of a justified law enforcement shooting. The persons involved in the planning and execution of misdemeanor warrants for John Morneau have a lot of explaining to do as to why they set up a Bonnie and Clyde felony situation, when John could have simply been called in (and told), 'John, come on down."
Arkansas State Police will send their findings to Miller County's prosecuting attorney.