Decisions – COA – Oct. 31, 2017

Artea Chilton v. State of Mississippi –  instruction on deadly weapon – Artea Chilton was convicted of  armed robbery and sentenced him to 25 years with 20 to serve.   One day he picked up his girlfriend and went to a dealership and checked out a Dodge Charger that was for sale for $55,000.  He then…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Oct. 26, 2017

Brian Ray Pedigo v. Christopher Robertson, Rent-A-Center, Inc. and Rent-A-Center East, Inc. – arbitration –  In 2012,  Brian Ray Pedigo rented a tv from  Rent-A-Center in Booneville.  Four months later, Pedigo  was 20 days past due on the payment. Rent A Center attempted to recover the tv and found out that it had been pawned…

Decisions – COA – Oct. 24, 2017

Eddrick King  v. State of Mississippi – voluntariness of plea – Eddrick King and Tywanda Jackson were indicted for  for capital murder and kidnapping. King later entered guilty pleas to the charges of manslaughter, armed robbery, and kidnapping with 35 years to serve.  Twelve years later he filed a post conviction motion alleging that he…

Oral argument – COA – Oct. 24, 2017

At 10:00 the Court of Appeals will hear the workers comp case of Charles Wright v. Turan-Foley  Motors, Inc., Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association and Dr. Rahul Vohra. Charles Wright worked for Carrier Turan Foley Motors for thirteen years as a mechanic balancing and aligning tires.  One day in 2013 after a regular work day  he woke…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Oct. 19, 2017

Sheriel F. Perkins v. Carolyn McAdams – election contest –  Carolyn McAdams won  the 2013 mayoral race in Greenwood by 206 votes.  The challenger contested the election claiming illegal voting and fraud. At trial she produced evidence only that fifty two absentee ballots were wrongly counted and one absentee ballot and nine affidavit ballots were wrongly rejected.  Her claims of…

Decisions – COA – Oct. 17, 2017

  Clyde Chatman, Jr.  v. State of Mississippi – right to confront witnesses  -Clyde Chatman was convicted of the murder of Patrick Williams.   Williams was visiting his girlfriend, Tanedra Christian, in Jonestown.  They were on the front porch when a white car drove by.  Williams walked towards his house.  A few minutes later, Christian heard gunshots.…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Oct. 12, 2017

  Aundrea Robinson v. Martin Food Stores, Inc. d/b/a Sunflower Food Stores of Magnolia – slip and fall –  Robinson was injured when he slipped and fell in a puddle at a grocery store.  The court granted summary judgment for the store.  The puddle had apparently been created when the beer man (a non-employee) was stocking…