Itawamba conviction, 20-year sentence upheld

By NEMS Daily Journal

JACKSON – Ted W. Stone’s aggravated assault conviction and sentence were upheld Thursday by the Mississippi Supreme Court.
In 2010, a circuit court jury in Itawamba County convicted him of assaulting his sister. He was sentenced to 20 years in jail and fined $4,000.
Writing for the majority, Justice Michael Randolph said the court found no error in the trial and affirmed its decision.
Four justices, however, disagreed wholly or in part with the conclusions, especially citing what they saw as error in the trial judge’s allowing
admission of Stone’s prior bad acts into the trial.