Meridian Star

New Today

June 24, 2013

US Supreme Court declines to hear Greenville case

JACKSON, Miss. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the post-conviction appeal of a Greenville man convicted of killing his ex-wife in 2005.

Forrest Thomas III pleaded guilty to manslaughter and kidnapping in 2007 in Washington County.

Prosecutors say Kimberly Norton of Greenville was shot to death on June 7, 2005, at her home. Her body was found three days later off a county road.

The kidnapping charge stemmed from Thomas taking his children from his ex-wife's home.

In his post-conviction appeal, Thomas said his attorney should have done a better job in advising him about a guilty plea. The state Court of Appeals ruled in 2012 that Thomas never raised that issue during his sentencing and the consequences of his plea were explained to him.

 

1
Text Only
New Today
Biz Marquee
New Today
Poll

A new law in Mississippi will require welfare recipients to undergo drug testing if their answers on a questionnaire indicate possible drug abuse. Do you like or dislike the new law?

Like
Dislike
     View Results
Facebook
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide