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Crime & Courts

Scruggs presses case to regain law license

A U.S. District judge has given prosecutors until Friday to complete depositions of several people involved with a judicial bribery case that involved Zach Scruggs, who is attempting to vacate his conviction and sentence and regain his license to practice law. (March 9, 2011, Page 1)

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    Adams nominated for U.S. Attorney

    President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his intent to nominate Felicia C. Adams to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi. Adams is currently an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Mississippi. (March 3, 2011, Page 1)

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      Chancery Court records now available online

      Lafayette County Chancery Court records are now available online for a $30 monthly subscription fee at www.deltacomputersystems.com. (March 1, 2011, Page 2)

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        Governor signs law designed to help victims

        A domestic violence-related bill  was signed into law recently by Gov. Haley Barbour that will make it a misdemeanor  criminal offense for someone to prevent a victim from seeking emergency medical or law enforcement assistance. (March 1, 2011, Page 1)

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          Murder trial to be moved

          Due to a high amount of publicity, a Lafayette County Circuit Court Judge has ordered the murder trial of Caleb Corrothers to be moved to another county. Corrothers is charged with killing Frank and Taylor Clark in July 2009. (March 1, 2011, Page 1)

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            Panty thief indicted

            A grand jury has indicted Joseph P. Lillo on 11 charges of burglary for allegedly breaking into the homes of local women and stealing their panties and other items. (February 25, 2011, Page 2A)

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              Prosecutors’ attempt to block Williams retrial denied

              State prosecutors have lost an attempt to have an appeals court rehear a decision to overturn a murder conviction for David Jackson Williams, who was found guilty in 2009 of killing Demetria Bracey, also a former Ole Miss student, with a knife and leaving her body in a closet for four days. (February 25, 2011, Page 2A)

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                Powerhouse burglary being investigated

                Oxford Police detectives are investigating a burglary that occurred at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. More than $1,000 was stolen. (February 21, 2011, Page 2)

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                  Second man guilty in beating death

                  Adam Cory Ferguson was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in the murder of Lafayette County resident Derald “Pete” Connell during the January court term at the Lafayette County Circuit Court. See the details and a complete listing of all cases heard this court term on page 1A in today’s EAGLE. (February 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Motions filed in double-murder case

                    The attorney representing Caleb Corrothers, who accused of killing a Lafayette County father and son in 2009, has filed numerous pretrial motions, including a request to move the trial out of Lafayette County. (February 2, 2011, Page 2)

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