Decisions – COA – 12/5/17

Kenneth Hartzog  v. State of Mississippi – felon in possession – Hartzog was convicted of felon in possession. Law enforcement had responded  to a home in Jackson after there was a call of shots fired.  As they approached the house, officers could see that the front door was slightly open and they could hear a…

Judge Robert Prichard III has died

He died Saturday at the age of 78.  Judge Prichard was appointed in 1972 as a circuit judge serving Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion and Pearl River counties. He retired in 2010.  Judge Prichard led a study committee that led to the revision of the  rules of criminal procedure. In 2002 he was given the…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Nov. 30, 2017

Troy Wesley v. Washington County Democratic Executive Committee and Carl McGee –  election contest –   In the August  2015   Democratic primary for Washington County District 3 Supervisor,  Carl McGee received 448 votes and Troy Wesley received 378.  Wesley filed  a complaint in Circuit Court against  McGee and the WCDEC  alleging  that numerous violations of election law had taken place.  The…

Oral arg. – COA – Nov. 30, 2017

At 10:00 the COA will hear the case of  ENSCOR, LLC, Jeffrey Smith and Cynthia Smith v Ed Morgan in his Official capacity as the Commissioner of Revenue of the Miss. Dep’t of Revenue. In September 2014, MDOR assessed ENSCOR $51,099 in withholding taxes. A month later, ENSCOR appealed the assessment to the Review Board and…

Oral arg. – COA – Nov. 29, 2017

At 1:30 the COA will hear the case of Sarah Hodnett Individually and as Trustee of the Hodnett Land Trust and Bank of Anguilla v. Tim Hodnett In 2013, after both her parents had died,  Sarah Hodnett became the sole beneficiary under the family land trust. Her brother was essentially disinherited.  Sarah was an attorney and…

Decisions – COA – Nov. 28, 2017

Larry Lewis  v. State of Mississippi – statutory rape –   Lewis was convicted of statutory rape of his girlfriend’s daughter, J.T.  She testified that he had had sex with her from the time she was 12 or 13 until she was 16. On appeal he argues that he was entitled to a directed verdict.  The…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Nov. 29, 2017

At 10:00 Wednesday November 29 the Miss. S. Ct will hear the case of Christine Strickland v Kimberly Jayroe Strickland Day involving a finding of parentage where the couple’s child was conceived with sperm from an unknown donor.  Christina and Kimberly were in a relationship beginning in 1999.   They adopted a son in 2000  but…