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…

Decisions – COA- Sept. 11, 2017

Premier Entertainment Biloxi, LLC d/b/a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino v. P.T.E. Systems International, LLC –  breach of contract –  Roy Anderson Corporation was the general contractor for the Hard Rock Casino.  After several post-tension cables failed, Anderson submitted a claim for costs associated with the cable failure to the insurance company for Premier Entertainment Biloxi LLC…

Decisions – COA – Sept. 11, 2017 – part 1

City of Jackson, Mississippi v. Wavie Graham –  Tort Claims Act –  Graham was crossing Northside Drive when her truck  was hit by a City of Jackson police officer  responding to a disturbance of the peace  call  without using his emergency lights or siren.   Graham sued the City for damages and a judge awarded her…