Court orders new trial in Kiker murder case

By The Associated Press

JACKSON – The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new trial for Julius Kiker based on the argument that his murder trial was tainted because one his attorneys also was representing a prosecution witness in an unrelated case.
A George County judge and the state Court of Appeals had ruled against Kiker.
Kiker was convicted in George County in 2003 for the murder of his wife and was sentenced to life in prison. His conviction was upheld in 2006 by the Supreme Court.