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US Supreme Court denies Miss. appeal petition

prison-d7f96423c0e1ee1b55c455b9266cf9d28a3d17a5-s6-c30JACKSON — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal from an inmate seeking a new trial for the 2006 robbery and shooting of two people in their north Mississippi home.

Yasmin Hughes, now 24, is serving 30 years in prison on one count of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault.

Court documents say Hughes and Adrion Webster walked up to the Louisville, Mississippi, home claiming to have run out of gas and asked to use the phone. The homeowner and his wife were shot and the home robbed.

In his appeal, Hughes argued he had no knowledge prior to the robbery and shootings that they would take place.

Prosecutors say Hughes willingly went with Webster to rob the couple and knew Webster had a gun.

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