Court Did Not Violate Man’s Due Process By Denial Of Funds For Expert, Panel Says

(November 6, 2015, 1:23 PM EST) -- JACKSON, Miss. — A trial court’s denial of funds to a man in order to hire an expert did not violate his due process, a Mississippi appeals panel ruled Nov. 3, upholding a jury’s conviction of the man of deliberate design murder (Theotus Barnett v. State of Mississippi, No. 2013-KA-01946-COA, Miss. App.; 2015 Miss. App. LEXIS 557).

(Opinion available. Document #30-151211-001Z.)

The Mississippi Court of Appeals also affirmed the sentence to Theotus Barnett of life in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

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