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Michelle Byrom UPDATE: State Wants Explanation

Michelle Byrom UPDATE: State Wants Explanation

On March 31st, 2014, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed Michelle Byrom’s death sentence and ordered a new trial with a new judge.

Before the case could be remanded to the circuit court, the State filed a motion to the Supreme Court, asking for explanations about the reasoning behind the Byrom decision. The office of state Attorney General Jim Hood wrote that “there is an absolute need to know (…) to avoid the same errors at the new trial."

“Without knowing what this court considers to be reversible error in this case, where each and every issue has been previously found not to be error the prosecution and the trial court will be at a loss with how to proceed on the various issues that will surely arise once again,” he continued.

Among the numerous failures in her case, Byrom’s attorneys argued especially:

We can suppose that all of those arguments impacted the Supreme Court’s decision.

We’ll keep you posted on any new developments in this case as they come up. Follow NCADP on Twitter and Facebook for breaking news updates on this and other death penalty cases.

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