Posts Tagged ‘court’

Woman found guilty of murder in buttocks injection case

JACKSON — A Mississippi woman has been convicted of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman’s death. The state attorney general’s office said in a statement that a jury deliberated about five hours before finding Tracy Lynn Garner, 54, guilty of depraved-heart murder and conspiracy to commit wire […] [...]

Mississippi judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to overturn Sen. Cochran’s GOP primary win

JACKSON — A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran’s victory in a Republican primary runoff. Judge Hollis McGehee said state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost to Cochran in the June 24 runoff, failed to start the election challenge on time. McDaniel will announce next week whether he […] [...]

Woman loses appeal of embezzlement/wire fraud conviction

OXFORD — A federal appeals panel has upheld the eight-year sentence given a Mississippi woman for embezzlement by wire fraud from companies based in Tennessee and Oklahoma. Kimberly Cray Burk also was ordered last year to pay $1.4 million restitution to Mid-South Maintenance Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee, and two Oklahoma companies run by its president […] [...]

Judge expected to rule today on McDaniel’s challenge of loss to Cochran

LAUREL — A Mississippi judge said he will announce today whether he will dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran’s victory in a Republican primary runoff. » BREAKING NEWS: RULING HAS BEEN MADE Judge Hollis McGehee heard arguments for more than an hour yesterday at the Jones County Courthouse in Laurel. Cochran’s […] [...]

More than a dozen school districts sue state over funding

JACKSON — Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state yesterday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state’s public school funding formula over the last six years. The lawsuit also asks a judge to order lawmakers to never again underfund the Mississippi Adequate Educational Program. State lawmakers have underfunded the formula by […] [...]

Circuit clerks question how to get records to McDaniel’s trial

LAUREL — Attorneys for Chris McDaniel have issued subpoenas demanding election records from more than half of Mississippi’s counties for a lawsuit that seeks to overturn his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran. Some circuit clerks said yesterday that gathering records will require a great deal of work and expense. A McDaniel subpoena demands […] [...]

Attorneys of woman accused of fatal buttocks injections look to undermine testimony

JACKSON — Defense attorneys for a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman in 2012 through illicit silicone buttocks injections tried yesterday to undermine the testimony of the lead investigator, who acknowledged under cross-examination that investigators have not matched silicone seized from the defendant’s house to that found in the victim’s body. Defense lawyer John […] [...]

Judicial candidates put on ballot after rejection of challenges

JACKSON — Mississippi elections officials yesterday rejected requests to keep two judicial challengers off the Nov. 4 general election ballot. Attorneys for Circuit Judge Lee Coleman in Clay, Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Noxubee counties questioned whether challenger Monique Brooks Montgomery meets residency requirements to run. The state Board of Elections Commissioners said she does. The commission […] [...]

Senate election ballot approved as McDaniel’s challenge continues

JACKSON — Mississippi elections commissioners yesterday unanimously approved a November ballot that lists Republican Thad Cochran, Democrat Travis Childers and the Reform Party’s Shawn O’Hara as nominees for U.S. Senate. Approval of the ballot came, as expected, while Chris McDaniel’s challenge of his Republican primary loss to Cochran is still awaiting trial. The judge overseeing […] [...]

Judge moves McDaniel’s lawsuit challenging loss to Cochran

LAUREL — Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s attorneys say a lawsuit that seeks to overturn his Republican primary victory should be dismissed because it was filed too late. They also argue Cochran should not have been sued because he didn’t conduct the election. Cochran defeated state Sen. Chris McDaniel in the June 24 runoff, and the […] [...]

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