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November 9, 2012

Court agrees to hear wrongful death case

JACKSON, Miss. —  

The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from Melissa Handy, who filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Jackson apartment complex where her son drowned in 2007.

On May 5, 2007, 17-year-old Ricco Handy drowned while swimming in the pool at the Bellevue Place Apartments in Jackson. The teenager and a cousin were visiting an uncle who lived at the apartments. The uncle did not accompany the two boys to the pool.

Melissa Handy sued the owner of Bellevue Place, A. Waddell Nejam.

A Hinds County judge ruled for Nejam. The state Court of Appeals upheld the trial judge's ruling in February.

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear Melissa Handy's appeal.

 

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