Decisions – MSSC – 2/14/2019

Hand down list

Timothy Nunn v. State of Mississippi –   felon in possession/Lindsey brief –  Nunn was stopped in Gulfport for filing to wear a seatbelt.  A police officer spotted a firearm on the rear center of the floorboard.  There was a passenger in the front seat and one in the back.  When interviewed, Nunn admitted he knew there was a firearm in the car and that he had passed it to a passenger before he was stopped. He was convicted of felon in possession and sentenced to ten years without parole as an habitual.  Appellate counsel filed a Lindsey brief stating that counsel could find no issues. The Miss.S.Ct. affirms.

Derrick Willis v. State of MississippiPCR – Willis was convicted of capital murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy and sentenced to  two life terms and five years. His convictions and sentences were affirmed on appeal and Willis then filed three post conviction petitions.  The Court finds no merit to the fourth motion and warns Willis that “future filings deemed frivolous may result not only in monetary sanctions, but also in restrictions on filing applications for post-conviction relief.”

Gregory Hollins v. State of Mississippi –  PCR –  This is Hollins’ second pcr motion.  As in Willis, above, the Court finds no merit to the out-of-time petition and warns that future filings “could result in monetary sanctions or in restrictions on the petitioner’s ability to file petitions for post-conviction collateral relief.

Elbert Ware v. State of MississippiPCR –  Davis  convicted of sexual battery of his ten-year-old cousin. His case was affirmed on appeal in 2015.  He filed a pcr after that which was dismissed in part and denied in part.  He now files a second petition with the same issues.  The Court finds the petition frivolous and issues a warning regarding future filings.

Sorry these summaries have been late. My husband James Patterson died of lung cancer on October 21, 2018, five months after being diagnosed with lung cancer and my dad Doyce Tucker died on January 5, 2019, three years after being diagnosed with Lewy Body dementia.  James was a photographer and he was awarded the Governor’s Arts Award for photography and community service at a beautiful ceremony on February 7.



8 thoughts on “Decisions – MSSC – 2/14/2019

  1. Jane,

    I saw the awards ceremony for James. It was a beautiful ceremony showing James’ outstanding contributions to Mississippi and the arts. We have missed your blog posts, but grieve with you on your losses of two very dear loved ones.



    Patricia Peterson Smith

    P.O. Box 589

    Vicksburg, MS 39181

    Telephone: 601-638-5178

    Facsimile: 1-866-935-4619

  2. I am so sorry for your losses. I have been retired for 8 years now, but have enjoyed keeping up with Ms jurisprudence thru your blog. I hope, after a period of recuperation, you will be able to resume your good and useful work.

  3. Jane, I just read your latest post, and wanted to extend my condolences on the loss of your husband and your father. Please know that I and so many others are thinking of you during such a difficult time as this and that we appreciate the work you do on this blog. Sincerely, Wayne Milner

    Wayne Milner Attorney at Law P.O. Box 1423 Brandon, MS 39043 Tel: 601-573-5429 Email:

  4. Jane, I’m so sorry to hear about your losses. I can’t imagine what you are going through.

    I was reading the obit and saw that James was honored with a show of his portraits at the Mississippi Museum of Art in July 2018. I wish I would have know that. I would have liked to have seen it.


  5. I am so sorry for your deep and profound losses Ms. Tucker! You never owe an explanation; we are forever in your debt for your continued generosity in sharing your summaries!

  6. Sorry for your lost Jane. I am a student of law who randomly reviews your work. You touch a lot of people without you knowing just through this blog.

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