Miss. high court affirms death sentence

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Moss Point man sentenced to death for killing a high school student in 2008.

Leslie Galloway III was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death in Harrison County in 2010.

Prosecutors say Galloway, now 29, killed 17-year-old Shakeylia Anderson of Gulfport and dumped her body in a rural wooded area off Mississippi Highway 15.

Prosecutors say Anderson was last seen getting into Galloway’s car on Dec. 5, 2008. Hunters found her body the next day.

Prosecutors say the teenager had been raped and severely burned and had been run over by a vehicle.

The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the sentence in a ruling Thursday.