Fulgham case heads for appeals court

By The Associated Press

JACKSON – Kristi Fulgham, who was sentenced to die for her role in the slaying of her estranged husband, will have her appeal considered by the state Court of Appeals.
Hers is one of three North Mississippi cases that the Appeals Court will consider during its May-June term.
Oral arguments are not scheduled in the Fulgham case. In court documents, her lawyers cite 38 possible errors in her 2006 trial.
Fulgham, now 33, was convicted of capital murder in Oktibbeha County. She is being held at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County. She is one of three women on Mississippi’s death row.
Prosecutors said Joey Fulgham was shot once in the head while he slept in his home in May 2003. They claim Kristi Fulgham wanted money.
Fulgham’s lawyers argued that her husband had abused her and she suffered post-traumatic stress syndrome.
The case drew widespread attention because Fulgham’s stepbrother, then 13-year-old Tyler Edmonds, also was convicted in the slaying. His conviction was thrown out in 2007 by the state Supreme Court.
In another case, three Lafayette County men are appealing their convictions of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl in 2005.
Convicted in the case were Glenn E. Grose; his brother, Johnny Grose; and Timothy Jordan.
Glenn Grose was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences on three counts of sexual battery. He also got 10 years on a child neglect count.
Jordan and Johnny Grose each were sentenced to life in prison for rape and 10 years each on charges of child neglect and fondling.
Prosecutors said the three men had sex with the toddler on numerous occasions in 2005.
The third case involves the appeal of Derrick Turner, who was convicted of murder in the death of an elderly woman in 2001.
Turner was convicted in Oktibbeha County in 2008 of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors said 79-year-old Juanita Miller was beaten to death during a robbery at her home.