Death row inmate’s appeal of Harrison County murder conviction denied

February 24, 2015 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a Mississippi death row inmate. The court announced its decision Monday. Jason Lee Keller sentenced […]

Mississippi Supreme Court orders new trial for death row inmate Michelle Byrom

March 31, 2014 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A death row inmate who prosecutors say recruited her son in a plot to kill her husband will get a new trial, the Mississippi Supreme Court […]

Mississippi death row inmate sues over execution drug info

March 19, 2014 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections is asking a state judge to rule that information on execution drugs and suppliers is confidential and exempt from the state’s […]

Miss. AG: Test wouldn’t exonerate death row inmate

May 6, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a new round of DNA testing on evidence collected against death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning would not exonerate him in the 1992 deaths of two students.

Manning, now 44, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the state penitentiary at Parchman.

“Any time there is legitimate, exculpatory evidence, capable of DNA testing, the state is prepared to conduct testing,” Hood said in a statement released late Friday.

Miss. inmate challenges death sentence

November 30, 2012 in News, Statewide News

Mississippi death row inmate Ricky Chase continues to argue he is mentally incapacitated and shouldn’t be put to death for a 1990 killing.

A Copiah County judge ruled against him in 2010, but the case is headed back to the state Supreme Court.

Chase’s appeal is one of two death penalty cases scheduled for oral arguments during the court’s November-December term.

Federal panel denies appeal of inmate in murders of 2 MSU students

July 23, 2012 in News, Statewide News

JACKSON – (AP) A post-conviction petition by Mississippi death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning was filed too late to be heard in state courts, a federal appeals court panel has […]