Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. Nov. 30, 2016

At 1:30 the Court will hear the case of James Hutto v. State of Mississippi.

Hutto was sentenced to death in the killing of  Edith Simpson.  The two had gone to  a Vicksburg casino.  On the way back to Clinton, Hutto killed Simpson, left her body in a field, and  fled the state in her automobile. On appeal, Hutto raises 14 issues, the first being that the prosecution abused its discretion in seeking the death penalty against Hutto when it did not do so in the case of George Affleck when the facts in the Affleck case were worse.

hutto-brief

states-brief-in-hutto

hutto-reply-brief

Watch the argument here.

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