By PATSY R. BRUMFIELD/Daily Journal
JACKSON – Dr. David Parvin’s new murder trial in Monroe Countyis back on track, although details are still pending.
Parvin, now 73, was sentenced to life in prison after his 2011 conviction for the 2007 shooting death of his 68-year-old wife, Joyce, at their home.
Today, the Mississippi Supreme Court rejected a state motion to re-hear its April decision to throw out his conviction and sent it back for re-trial.
The high court said, among other things, that controversial forensic pathologist Dr. Steven Hayne lacked the official expertise to tell the trial jury about how he thought the shooting occurred and other ballistics details.
Parvin is represented by James L. Robertson of Jackson, Tucker Carrington of Oxford, Jim Waide and Rachel Pierce Waide of Tupelo.
They have asked the circuit court in Monroe County to grant him bail while his new trial is prepared. That decision appeared to be on hold while the re-hearing motion was considered.
• Read Friday’s Daily Journal for more details.