Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mississippi Supreme Court orders hearing for capital murder convict.

The Mississippi Supreme Court remanded the capital murder conviction of Laqunn Sharod Gary back to Hinds County Circuit Court after it held that Judge Jeff Weill violated the Gary's due process.  Gary confessed to a murder but then tried to challenge his confession and asked for a hearing to suppress the evidence.  Judge Weill denied his motion for the hearing.  However, the Court ordered Judge Weill to hold the hearing and then possibly hold a new trial if the confession is disqualified.  The opinion is posted below.  Judge Weill nemesis public defender Allison Kelly represented the defendant. There was no dissent.





26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jeff Weill made a poor decision from the bench? Color me shocked.

Anonymous said...

Weill strikes again. Too bad he can't just start his own country.

Anonymous said...

Most reversed judge in the State.

someoneinnorthms said...

Weill knows the Constitution doesn't apply to guilty people.

Anonymous said...

Voters love him!

Anonymous said...

Still waiting on you someoneinnorthms to produce the name of another Judge in Mississippi who tolerates voicemail abuse.

Anonymous said...

seen this idiot judge in action. he keeps a stuffed alligator head in a closet in his chambers. strange dude. his agenda is correct, that Hinds County needs stern law enforcement, but he doesn't understand his role there...

Anonymous said...

3:41 weill is bad, but tomie green is probably the most reversed circuit judge, closely followed by judge kidd for civil cases. kidd does ok with criminal cases. weill does ok with civil cases. green isn't qualified to be a damn jp...

Anonymous said...

Today's hand down also has a case where Jannie Lewis messed up something incredibly basic. Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Weill is beginning to remind me of Weisenberger on a slightly different level. But, not much different. Who does this clown think he is?

Anonymous said...

So you're saying Weill is a racist. Not very subtle.

Anonymous said...

This happens all over the state of Mississippi, neither law school is worth a dime when it comes to Judges.

Anonymous said...

FYI, I have practiced in several states and MS judges are like any others. Some good and some bad and all trial judges who actually work, get reversed.

Anonymous said...

Agree 10:29. Reality bites. There are many judges, esp. Circuit Court, who spend their day, other than the 1st day of the term and plea days, playing golf, drinking beer and hunting at "the camp" (whatever that entails).
There very few trials as all the guilty plea deals are approved I advance b/t the prosecutors, public defenders and hishoner. Therefore no trial no reversal.

Anonymous said...

"So you're saying Weill is a racist. Not very subtle."

I said nothing of the sort. If 'racist' is all that comes to mind when you think of Weisenberger, I can't help you with that issue.

Anonymous said...

@6:39/@4:10 protests after getting caught.

Anonymous said...

allowing a suppression hearing on a confession is on of the most fundamental duties of a judge in a criminal trial. weill would foul up a cup of coffee, and heres your proof.

Anonymous said...

Oh the irony...Alison Kelly got Weill reversed.

someoneinnorthms said...

To the anonymous Weill defender 4:05: I don't know of any judge who specifically had a voice mail as tame as that and didn't file charges. However, I would WELCOME the opportunity to represent the defendant in the Weill case pro bono. It would make my day to get to cross-examine that namby-pamby, snowflake of a judge.

PittPanther said...

LOL!!! I remember when Weill first became a judge. This board was all in a tizzy, talking about how good a judge he was going to be, and finally Jackson had a judge who would clean up crime. Now you've all turned on him.

Anonymous said...

Can we stop with all this "because he holds more trials he will be reversed more" logic?

He can hold more trials, conduct proper hearings, and not be biased against criminal defendants all at the same time.

Anonymous said...

It is JPD's responsibility, not DPS or MDOT. Not justification for the Jackson hate, but all this discussion about who built the highway, who cuts the grass, who gives tickets, etc is just gum-bumping. If anyone wants to see who's responsibility and why, they should understand that there are these little details called laws - statutes - that are written into big books called the MS Code. There you can find why it was JPD that stickered the magic bus in the beginning, and why they were the ones that brought out the wrecker today. But if I were guessing (I wasn't there), DPS might well have had some of their troopers there helping with traffic control while this was going on. Its called cooperation and joint jurisdiction.

Anonymous said...

2:03... You must live in a dream world ... The number of trials has zero bearing on reversal rate... There are judges in this state who have been on the bench for 20 years without a reversal... Not getting reversed requires thoughtful and intelligent understanding of law which is clearly lacking in Judge Weill's court... What is most disturbing is he gets reversed on the same issues over and over... And no, he doesn't conduct proper hearings, he prosecutes from the bench.

Anonymous said...

The issue here is that one of JPD's finest detectives is dead- overtaken by a criminal at JPD headquarters, and his partner had to watch it happen, leaving her unable to serve any longer as a police officer. These fine officers were the ones who took this murderer's statement, and they were clearly not available to come to court to testify about this defendant confessing on his own free will. The record is clear that Judge Weill was doing his best at balancing these tragic circumstances with a defendant who was apparently lying under oath about his age assisted by a mentally unstable lawyer. If he ruled that the detectives had to be there, then every confession they obtained in any pending case would be challenged and thrown out. The critics here have an obvious agenda against Weill. Only Jimmie Gates and his biased "reporting" on the local court system is more uninformed.

someoneinnorthms said...

1:40, you obviously have a problem with the Constitution. I guess, like Weill, you believe that it doesn't apply to "criminals."

Sheesh - Let's Move Along.. said...

What's the problem here? The man committed the crime. The judge knew he did it. The judge wanted to move along. No need to entertain a stupid motion to suppress what was freely given by the thug. The defense attorney ought to be caned for suggesting it in the first place. You people are bogging down our system of justice with all this minutia. We need a return to some rural-Mississippi 1957 courthouse justice up in here!

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