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Prosecution agrees to life sentence in Kristi Fulgham remand

Folks may recall that the Mississippi Supreme Court had unanimously reversed Kristi Fulgham’s death sentence because the court had limited the defense’s mitigation proof at trial.   The Daily Journal relays an AP report from the Starkville newspaper that district attorney Forrest Allgood has agreed to accept a life-with0ut-parole sentence rather than retry over […]

Patsy Brumfield writes: “Tyler Edmonds Enjoying the Free Life”

Folks who go back to the Folo days will remember the case of Tyler Edmonds, the teenager convicted of murder based in part on the opinion testimony of Dr. Hayne, who opined that he could tell from a bullet entry wound that the gun that shot the victim had two sets of hands on […]

Sunday Morning Various

Cool, clear water: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of Jim Hood’s lawsuit accusing Memphis of taking Mississippi’s water out of the aquifer (opinion here), making clear that Tennessee is a necessary party and that the case should be before the U.S. Supreme Court. Hood argued that he was only asking the court […]

Tyler Edmonds and his mom sue Oktibbeha County over his prosecution

Patsy Brumfield at the Daily Journal is reporting that Tyler Edmonds (arrested at 14 with his half-sister Kristi Fulgham for the 2007 shooting of her husband Joey) and his mother Sharon Clay have sued for Tyler’s wrongful conviction and time in prison. They are represented by Jim Waide and Victor Fleitas, his lawyers in […]