Court denies Grayson's motion for a rehearing

The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied death row inmate Blayde Grayson’s petition for a rehearing.

Grayson, 37, was convicted in George County in 1997. He was found guilty of the 1996 slaying of 78-year-old Minnie Smith during a house burglary. Authorities say Smith was stabbed more than 30 times on the night she died in her rural home at the edge of the Pascagoula River flats.

The state Supreme Court upheld Grayson’s capital murder conviction and death sentence in 2001. […]