Appeals court rejects conviction problems

JACKSON – Derrick Poss didn’t convince the Mississippi Court of Appeals that his Lee County conviction was illegal.
“Finding no error, we affirm,” read the 9-0 decision issued Tuesday.
Poss pleaded guilty in May 2004 to armed robbery charges and was sentenced to serve 15 of a 20-year prison term.
Circuit Court in Lee County twice denied his appeals for post-conviction relief and a rehearing on legal issues.
He first appealed, saying his plea was involuntary. His second appeal alleged he was sentenced illegally.

NEMS Daily Journal

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