Decisions – COA – 8/7/2018

Hand down list  Corey Ray Cagle  v. State of Mississippi – possession of marijuana in jail – Corey Cagle was convicted on one count of possession of a controlled substance within a jail facility.  Cagle contends that in March of 2016,  he was contacted by Blake Rice, an inmate in the Attala County Jail, who asked him…

Oral arg. – COA – 8/8/2018

At 10:00 the COA will hear the case of  James Christopher Skinner v. State of Mississippi. Skinner was convicted in 2011 of  felony evasion of police.  This crime has a maximum penalty of 5 years but Skinner was sentenced to life without parole because he had priors of  attempted armed carjacking and aggravated assault in 1994…

Decisions – MSSC -8/3/2018

In the Interest of E.K., a Minor, Timothy King and Elizabeth King v. Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services – neglected child –  Elizabeth and Timothy King had a daughter, E.K., in December of 2001.  E.K. suffered from multiple disabilities including autism and  functioned on the level of a two-year-old.  Elizabeth and Timothy separated. Two weeks…

Decisions – COA – 7/31/2018

Hand down list Desmond Jamar Patterson  v. State of Mississippi – introduction of Facebook posts – Patterson was convicted of attempting to murder Kelin Edgeston, his one-time friend with whom he had had a falling out.  In April of 2016 they had an altercation and Patterson fired at Edgeston three times hitting him the back…

Oral arg. – COA -7/31/2018

At 10:00 the COA will hear a Miller  resentencing: Darren Lee Wharton v. State.  Wharton was 17 in 1994 when he robbed a Harrison County convenience store and shot and killed the clerk. The state sought the death penalty but the jury settled for life without parole.  He was granted a resentencing pursuant to Miller v. Alabama which held…

Decisions – MSSC – 7/26/2018

Hand down list Dexter Powell v. State of Mississippi –  aggravated assault – Powell was convicted of aggravated assault.  He had gotten into an argument at a club  with Jamarcus Barton and they went outside to settle it like men. Barton struck Powell and Powell fell to the ground and urinated on himself.  A few of…

Decisions – COA -7/24/2018

Hand down list  Rose Cox v. Memorial Hospital at Gulfport – workers comp. –  Cox was employed  as a distribution technician at Memorial Hospital when she was struck by a vehicle while she was walking in the employee parking lot.  Almost a year later she returned to work performing the same tasks and received a raise. …