Mississippi death-row inmate Caleb Corrothers denied appeal

Caleb Corrothers


Caleb Corrothers
Caleb Corrothers

AP) The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a Mississippi death row inmate’s petition for a new trial.

Caleb Corrothers argues he was the victim of mistaken eyewitness identification. The nation’s high court denied Corrothers’ petition Monday without comment.

Corrothers is arguing that a cognitive psychologist would have offered examples of studies which have shown the memory of witnesses who saw something only briefly diminishes dramatically over time.

Those arguments were rejected last year by the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Corrothers, now 33, was convicted in 2011 in Lafayette County on two counts of capital murder and sentenced to death.

Prosecutors say Taylor Clark and his father, Frank Clark, were shot and killed on July 11, 2009, in their Oxford-area home in dispute over drugs and money.