Iuka woman appeals death penalty sentence

IUKA — Mississippi death row inmate Michelle Byrom wants a federal judge to hold a court hearing related to her death sentence.

Attorneys for Byrom filed court requests this month for the hearing.

The 54-year-old Iuka woman is one of three people convicted in the murder of her husband, Edward Byrom. He was killed at the couple’s home in 1999.

During her 2000 trial, testimony focused on a plan with her son and another man to kill her husband. Michelle Byrom was in an Iuka hospital when Edward Byrom was shot and killed.

She was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death.

The Associated Press