Feeling aggrieved, Williams appeals and argues that: (1) the circuit court erred in admitting improper identification evidence; (2) he was prejudiced by improper character evidence presented at trial; (3) the circuit court erred in granting a jury instruction on flight; (4) he received ineffective assistance of counsel; and (5) the cumulative effect of the above errors deprived him of his right to a fair trial.
On October 7, 2009, Tim Arora was working at the Race Way convenience store/service station in Grenada, Mississippi. At approximately 7:30 p.m., a tall, well-built man with “braids” in his hair entered the store and walked into the store’s restroom. When he came out of the restroom, he displayed a handgun and shoved Arora to the floor. A second man then entered the store. The man with braids in his hair went behind the counter, opened the cash register, and removed money from it. He also allegedly took envelopes containing large sums of money from the top of the store’s safe. The two men then left the store. Customers entered the store soon afterward, and Arora told them that the store had just been robbed. Arora called the police, and they arrived moments later.
Judge(s): Tyree Irving
Jurisdiction: Mississippi Court of Appeals
|Trial Court Judge(s)|
|C.E. Morgan, III|
|Court of Appeals Judge(s)|
|Eugene Fair, Jr.|
|Appellant Lawyer(s)||Appellant Law Firm(s)|
|Appellee Lawyer(s)||Appellee Law Firm(s)|
|Doug Evans||Office of the Grenada County District Attorney|
|Glenn Watts||Office of the Mississippi Attorney General|