Senate Bill 585 – some helpful materials

I can see that my site is being pulled up by a lot of people researching Senate Bill 585.  So I thought I would link the materials provided by the Office of  the State Public Defender. Here’s the bill An outline of the bill 585 sentencing alternatives revocations persons convicted prior to July 1, 2014 may apply to…

Robert Tubwell enjoined from practicing law!

Robert Tubwell apparently learned about the practice of law while doing a stint in Parchman. He has been honing that skill ever since. He scans the handdown lists on Tuesdays and Thursdays and sends letters to inmates promising to help them pursue their goal of getting out of prison in exchange for money. At one…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. -Aug. 14, 2014

Armster Lacking v. State – This is a denial from a petition requesting permission to file a pcr motion in the trial court. (denied because of the SOL),  Justice  Dickinson dissents joined by Justice Kitchens and King.   Lacking was indicted for forcible kidnapping.  The jury, though, was instructed that it could find Lacking guilty of…

Decisions – Miss.Ct.App. – August 12, 2014

Wright v. Henley et al. – The Henleys owned three duplexes on Myer Avenue in Jacksson. One of the properties was foreclosed upon and was purchased by the Wrights. After purchasing the property, the Wrights discovered that the property taxes were greater than expected. As it turned out, when the Henleys purchased the three properties,…

Stone County Pros. Attorney Tadd Parsons disbarred

According to the Sun Herald. “The ruling came from a complaint filed by the Mississippi Bar Association alleging Parsons converted clients’ funds to his own use and owed a third party money a client had paid.” Parsons was admitted to the state bar in 2001. He was a Wiggins Municipal Court prosecutor before he was…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Aug. 7, 2014

<>Downey v. State – rare reversal finding confession should have been suppressed – 64-year-old Nancy Downey was arrested on burglary and arson charges. When questioned after her arrest, Downey told the deputy that she had an attorney who worked for Trustmark. The deputy asked if she wanted to talk to him and she replied “I…