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August 30, 2013

Miss. high court to review robbery case

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from Walter Tard, who was convicted of armed robbery in Madison County in 2009.

Tard was convicted in the holdup of the Drury Inn in Ridgeland in 2007. He was sentenced to 45 years with 10 years suspended. Prosecutors say the clerk at the hotel identified Tard from a photo lineup.

The state Court of Appeals upheld Tard's conviction in February.

Tard had argued in his appeal that his confession to authorities was involuntary. The Appeals Court said documents show the trial judge viewed portions of the video of Tard's police interview and found nothing to support Tard's argument.

The Appeals Court also a denied Tard's argument that prosecutors did not prove his guilt.

 

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