Oral arg. Miss.S.Ct. – Aug. 29, 2017

At 1:30 the Miss.S.Ct. will hear the death penalty case  of Justin Barrett Blakeney v. State of Mississippi. Blakeney was accused of killing his girlfriend’s two year old daughter. She died of blunt force trauma to the head.  Blakeney was watching her when she collapsed.  He was arrested three months later.   Blakeney raises twelve issues including an alleged discovery violation, improper use of jailhouse snitches, a biased venire, etc.

Blakeney brief

Blakeny – state’s brief

(for some reason Blakeney’s reply brief won’t load)

Watch the argument here

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