Oral arg. – Ct. of App. – Tuesday, June 17, 2014

At 10:00 a.m. the Court of Appeals will hear argument in a workers compensation case involving the “coming and going rule” In Linde Gas and Zurich American Insurance Co., Larry Edmonds was working as an instrumentation technician at Linde Gas when he was injured in a motor vehicle accident.  He lived in Scooba but worked…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – June 12, 2014 – capital murder day!

Gillett v. State – death penalty sentencing – Roger Gillett and his codefendant Lisa Chamberlin killed Vernon Hulett and Linda Heintzelman in Hattiesburg and drove their bodies to Kansas.  Gillett was later convicted of two counts of capital murder and given two death sentences (possibly to guard against reincarnation). The jury found 4 aggravating factors.  His case…

Decisions – Miss.Ct.App. – June 10, 2014 – part 2

Williams v State –  In 2007, Williams pleaded guilty to one count of an indictment that contained several charges including agg. assault on a cop. felony fleeing . . . He was sentenced to 30 years.  In 2009, he filed a petition for habeas corpus arguing that the indictment charged him him violating MCA 93-3-7…

Decisions – Ct. of App. – June 10, 2014 – part one

Busby v. State –  Busby was convicted in Harrison County on one count of auto burglary and one count of auto theft.  On appeal, his attorney argued that the evidence was insufficient.  Busby filed his own brief arguing 1) ineffective assistance of counsel; 2) prosecutorial misconduct; 3) confusion regarding two jury instructions and error in…