Death Row Inmate Awaits New Trial

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Mississippi death row inmate Michelle Byrom has been moved to the Tishomingo County jail where she will await a new trial.

Michelle Byrom

Iuka, Miss.

Mississippi death row inmate Michelle Byrom has been moved to the Tishomingo County jail where she will await a new trial. No trial date has been announced.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections says Byrom was moved Saturday to the jail in Iuka.

The state Supreme Court in March threw out Byrom's capital murder conviction and ordered a new trial. The court did not elaborate on its decision.

Byrom, now 57, was sentenced to death in 2000 for the killing of her husband, Edward "Eddie" Byrom, Sr., and for recruiting her son in the plot. The elder Byrom was fatally shot June 4, 1999, at the couple's home in Iuka.

Byrom's attorneys say they have new evidence in the case and that Byrom now argues that her son committed the slaying.


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