Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Sept. 28, 2017

City of Meridian, Mississippi d/b/a East Mississippi Drug Task Force v. $104,960.00 U.S. Currency, and a 2003 Ford F-150 Supercab Truck, VIN #1FTRX17213NB65899 and Maria I. Valle Catalan – forfeiture/notice when converting a motion to dismiss into a motion for summary judgment –    In June  2012, Catalan was pulled over for “tired” driving. A consensual search revealed…

Decisions – COA – Sept. 26, 201

Shanki Kennedy  v. State of Mississippi –  aggravated assault – Kennedy was convicted of aggravated assault for attacking Victoria Watts with a tire arm as she lay in bed.  Watts was the estranged wife of Kennedy’s boyfriend.  Watts was able to grab a knife and fight back.  When Kennedy later sought medical treatment, she was arrested.…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Sept. 21. 2017

Brandy Nicole Williams  v. State of Mississippi – aiding and abetting – Williams was convicted of the capital murder of Sheriff Garry Welford and sentenced to life without parole.  Williams had been dating Christopher Baxter. In 2010 Baxter pleaded guilty to manufacturing meth and was facing jail time. On the day of Baxter’s sentencing, he…

Oral arg. – COA – Sept. 20, 2017

At 10:00 the COA will hear the case of Sergio Gonzalez v. State. Sergio was married to Gina.  At one point they separated and Sergio returned to the marital home to find Gina’s boyfriend Andres there.   According to Sergio, Andres said “Here I am. Do you want something from me?” Sergio  grabbed two kitchen knives…

Decisions – COA – Sept. 19, 201

Christopher Walker v. Kinder Morgan, Inc. and Old Republic Insurance Company – workers compensation – Walker began working for Kinder Morgan Inc. in 2011.  Before that he had a lot of lower back issues.  In fact, he was getting physical therapy for his back when he started there.  In 2015, he was in a car wreck. He…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Sept. 14, 2017

Jafron Roberts v. State of Mississippi –  suppression/right to victim’s medical records – Roberts was convicted of kidnapping and statutory rape of a thirteen year old who had been walking to school in Meridian Mississippi.  He drove her to an abandoned house where he pared her.  He later dropped her off near where he had…