Oral Arguments Scheduled in Jackson State Murder Case

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments in the case of a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, Jackson State University student Latasha Norman.

A Hinds County jury convicted Stanley Cole of murder in February 2010. Cole, now 28, acknowledged killing the 20-year-old woman, but maintains it was an accident. He said the two were fighting in the car when Norman hit her head and he couldn't resuscitate her.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that oral arguments are scheduled for May 16 in Cole's appeal.

Cole's attorney will argue that the jury should have been allowed to consider a manslaughter verdict. Then-Hinds County Circuit Judge Swan Yerger denied such a request from the defense.

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  • by super charged liberal on Apr 23, 2012 at 09:00 PM
    I sure hope they do the right thing. we should quit punishing these people no matter what they have done. all they need is counciling and that is it. counciling is the cure for all crimes. when will everyone figure that out. these poor people just have had hard lives its not their fault. they should not be responsable for their actions.
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