Oral arg. – COA -7/31/2018

At 10:00 the COA will hear a Miller  resentencing: Darren Lee Wharton v. State.  Wharton was 17 in 1994 when he robbed a Harrison County convenience store and shot and killed the clerk. The state sought the death penalty but the jury settled for life without parole.  He was granted a resentencing pursuant to Miller v. Alabama which held…

Decisions – MSSC – 7/26/2018

Hand down list Dexter Powell v. State of Mississippi –  aggravated assault – Powell was convicted of aggravated assault.  He had gotten into an argument at a club  with Jamarcus Barton and they went outside to settle it like men. Barton struck Powell and Powell fell to the ground and urinated on himself.  A few of…

Decisions – COA -7/24/2018

Hand down list  Rose Cox v. Memorial Hospital at Gulfport – workers comp. –  Cox was employed  as a distribution technician at Memorial Hospital when she was struck by a vehicle while she was walking in the employee parking lot.  Almost a year later she returned to work performing the same tasks and received a raise. …

Decisions – MSSC – 7/19/2018

Hand down list Henry Earl Harvey  v. State of Mississippi – murder – Harvey was convicted of murdering Eddie Briggs.  Briggs lived with his girlfriend  Jasmine Brown and with their friend Shondra Gardner at an apartment in Harrison County.  One night they were hanging out in the apartment with Harvey  drinking, smoking spice, and using cocaine. …

Oral arg. – COA – 7/18/2018

At 11:00 the COA will hear the case of John Tate Campbell v. Harrison County Board of Supervisors, et al. Campbell was walking on the beach near the corner of Courthouse Rd and Beach Boulevard when he fell 8 to 10 feet into an open culvert.  He broke his leg and it became infected. He…

Decisions – COA – 7/17/2018

Hand down list  In the Matter of the Estate of Roselle Turner Rogers, Deceased: Frederick M. Rogers, Jr. v. Walter T. Rogers, Executor, Walter T. Rogers, Individually, and William T. Rogers – will contest –  After their mother Roselle Rogers  died in January of 2013, Frederick Rogers moved to set aside her will claiming that…