The Mississippi Supreme Court will allow a death row inmate to go back to Lee
County Circuit Court to argue his lawyers failed to do a good job at his trial.
William Wilson cited 6 issues in a post-conviction petition filed with the
Supreme Court. On Thursday, the Supreme Court said Wilson could present
evidence that his attorneys didn't do a good job and that he didn't understand
what he was doing when he agreed to let the judge decide his punishment at
trial rather than a jury.
Wilson pleaded guilty in the death of 2-year-old Mallory Conlee and was
sentenced to death in 2007 in Lee County. He also received 20 years for
felonious child abuse.
(source: Associated Press)