High Court Refuses to Hear Spurlock Appeal

The Mississippi Supreme Court Thursday refused to hear an appeal from a Lauderdale County man convicted of capital murder in a 2004 slaying.

The state Court of Appeals upheld Carl Spurlock's conviction in November.

Spurlock was sentenced to life in prison for the robbery and slaying of Larry Finch.

Spurlock contended there was no physical evidence, only Robert Van Morrison's testimony, that linked Spurlock to the crime.

According to the court record, Morrison testified that he accompanied Spurlock to Finch's home and saw Spurlock stab Finch and then beat the man with a table leg.

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  • by $curComName Location: Wesley USN Retired on Nov 22, 2010 at 07:19 PM
    I was stationed at the Military base 1970-1974 and knew Larry Finch very well. Would appreciate an up-date on Larry's demise and how to contact a member of his family. I had been trying to locate him on People Search and other means when I saw this article on WTOK. Please, only serious replys!
  • by David V Location: Ridgeland, Ms on Jul 25, 2009 at 02:59 PM
    Actually the billfold was found of all places inside a halloween open coffin with a fake skeleton in it that Larry used to decorate for the halloween season.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 24, 2009 at 10:38 AM
    Good for the little thug. He is not where he needs to be, but second best.
  • by lol Location: meridian on Jul 24, 2009 at 08:24 AM
    I heard from some of Larry's family that Mr. Spurlock's wallet and driver license was found in Larry's house a few days after the murder. Apparently during the struggle Larry grabbed his wallet and through it into a box hoping it would let people know who his murderer was.
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