Monday, November 8, 2010

MS SUPREME COURT/BANYARD(AGE13)SHOULD GET A NEW TRIAL

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20101107/NEWS/11070353/Judge-tosses-murder-conviction

Demarious Banyard, age 13....

(excerpt)PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE

"In September, the state high court ruled Banyard, who was tried before Circuit Judge Tomie Green, should get a new trial. In throwing out Banyard's conviction and life sentence, the Supreme Court said the jury should have been given instruction on Banyard's claim he was under duress when he shot Ballard. Also, the court said an improper instruction was given to the jury."

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