Decisions – COA – May 30, 2017

William Brady Foster  v. State of Mississippi –   Lindsey brief – Foster was charged with burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm.  He was acquitted of the burglary but found guilty on the felon in possession charge and sentenced as an habitual to ten years without parole.  His appointed counsel filed a…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – May 30, 2017

At 1:30 the court will hear the death penalty case of Terry Pitchford v. State.  Pitchford was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. The case was affirmed on direct appeal.  On post conviction, the court held that he should have been given a competency hearing and remanded for a hearing to determine whether…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – May 25, 2017

Chaka D. Smith v. Charles E. Webster – election contest – Smith and Webster vied for a circuit judge seat in the Eleventh Circuit (Tunica, Coahoma, Quitman Counties).  Webster received 3,255 votes to Smith’s 2,369 votes.  390 of  the votes cast were by absentee ballot and Webster received 296 of these; Smith 94.   After the…

Oral arg. – COA – May 25, 2017

At 10:00 the COA will hear the case of John William Mayton, J.A. McNeil, and Michael Maranto, Jr.  v. Jane Oliver having to do with drainage  in Orchard Plantation Subdivision in Greenville, MS.  When the subdivision was constructed, a pipe ran under the road draining water from the property owned by the Appellants and into a…

Decisions – COA- May 23, 2017

Joe Reel v. Sanford Warren – car wreck damages –  Reel was the passenger in a car rear-ended by Warren in Pearl, Mississippi.  Warren admitted liability.  Reel had medicals of  $10,914.12.  At trial Reel and his wife testified that Reel had neck pain after the accident but never before.   However, it was revealed that he…