Nettleton man loses appeal in murder case

By The Associated Press

JACKSON – The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of a Nettleton man sentenced to life without parole for a 2008 slaying in Shannon.

Justin Springer was convicted in 2011 in Lee County of capital murder in the death of 27-year-old Kamby Ivy.

Prosecutors say Ivy and his girlfriend were watching a movie at her house in Shannon when Springer and another man, wearing masks, kicked in the door and demanded money and drugs.

Prosecutors say Ivy denied having money or drugs and was shot in the chest and abdomen.

The Supreme Court denied Springer’s claim prosecutors didn’t prove his guilt. The court said there was testimony from multiple witnesses who supported the prosecution’s version of the events on the night of the shooting.