Scruggs to be released from prison Dec. 12

December 5, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Federal prison officials say Richard “Dickie” Scruggs will be released Dec. 12.

Scruggs will be granted a release on $2 million bond while he appeals a 2009 guilty plea that he improperly influenced then Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter.

Miller gets life in 2011 killing of ex-wife

October 31, 2012 in News, Statewide News

A 37-year-old man charged with capital murder has pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-wife, accepting a mandatory life sentence.

Had he been tried for capital murder of 35-year-old Tracy Lynn Thornton Miller, Jason Miller of Summit could have been sentenced to death.