Decisions – COA – March 17, 2015

Abdulhkirn Borou v. State –   no PCR from nonadjudication –  In 2009,  Abdulhkim Borou was charged with three counts of sale of pseudoephedrine over the amounts allowed by law.  In exchange for a guilty plea, the state  dismissed two of the charges and Borou got  five years of nonadjudicated probation and a fine.  The charge was later…

Judge Weill holds HCPDs in contempt

Saw this on TBA first.  TBA has updated his post with some background that is informative. The Clarion Ledger is reporting the story. On Monday, March 16, 2015, Judge Weill fined Hinds County Public Defender Michelle Purvis and Assistant PD Greg Spore $100 each when they objected to his assigning one of their cases to…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – March 12, 2015

Willie Kinzie v. Belk Department Stores – discovery violation – Willie Kinzie sued Belk for injuries he sustained while unloading a trailer with merchandise at a Belk store.  The trial court dismissed the case on the grounds that Kinzie had misrepresented his injuries during discovery.  The Court of Appeals reversed finding that Kinzie had not…

Decisions – Court of Appeals – March 10, 2015

Chester King Burnham v. Joseph A. Kwentus and Karen Richardson – easement by necessity –  Burnham’s property was landlocked.  for 50 years had used his neighbor’s private road which the neighbors allowed as a courtesy.  Those neighbors sold their property and the new neighbors denied Burnham use of their private road and asked him to…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – March 10, 2015

At 1:30, the court will hear oral argument in the death penalty case of David Dickerson v. State.  The case was  originally scheduled to be argued February 25, 2015, but the weather interfered. Dickerson was accused of killing Paula Hamilton.  Dickerson and Hamilton had had a romantic relation for about a year and a half some years…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – March 5, 2015

Jerome Totten v. State –   sufficiency of evidence of worth of stolen goods – Totten was found guilty of burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny and  sentenced as a habitual offender to terms of twenty-five and ten years to be served concurrently.  On appeal he argues that the  State failed to present sufficient evidence that the…