Cert. grant – criminal – hearsay, plain error

Johnson v. State. Ct of Appeals opinion.  Miss. S. Ct. granted cert. on Sept. 26, 2013.  The Miss. Ct. of Appeals held that it was error for the court to allow the introduction of the affidavit supporting the search warrant as it contained harmful hearsay such as the premises had been used as a meth. house.…

Criminal decision – castle doctrine instruction

White v. State – The Miss. S. Ct. on November 7, 2013,  reversed a Ct. of Appeals decision which had affirmed the trial court’s refusal to grant the defendant an instruction on the castle doctrine.  The altercation was started by the victim who was standing in White’s driveway next to White’s car.  Victim yelled for an hour…