Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Alston Trial Continued

The trial of a Jackson man accused of savagely beating, strangling, and kidnapping his girlfriend was postponed until October 16..  A Lafayette County grand jury indicted Sheldon Alston, Jr., for aggravated domestic violence and kidnapping in June, 2017.  The indictment accuses Alston of strangling and kidnapping his girlfriend on September 7-8, 2016.  Alston faces prison sentences of 1 yr-to-life or 30 years for kidnapping, and from 2-to-20 years for aggravated domestic violence if convicted. Alston is 22 years old. 

The trial was scheduled to take place during the July term of the Lafayette County Circuit Court.  However, a new scheduling order was submitted to the Court a week ago.   The District Attorney is Ben Creekmore.  The case is assigned to Judge Andrew Howorth.  JJ is withholding the victim's name from publication.

The victim is also pursuing a civil case against Alston in Hinds County Circuit Court.  The complaint provides more details about the brutality she alleges took place that horrible night in September.  The complaint can be read in this earlier post.  

 Kingfish note:  The Hinds County case was assigned to Circuit Judge Bill Gowan.  However, Judge Gowan retired on March 31.  The case is now assigned to Circuit Judge Joseph Sclafini.   Judge Sclafini was employed at the Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes law firm when he assumed his seat on the bench.   Alston's father is a partner at the firm.  Judge Sclafini has not yet recused himself from the case even though he had a docket call.

It is also interesting that the "state newspaper" has not even mentioned this case even though it has recently reported on several sexual assault (or similar) cases at Ole Miss.  The same law firm also represents the Clarion-Ledger.


Anonymous said...

If you look up “white privilege” in a book you’ll see this smucks picture.

Anonymous said...

I guess this will be another chapter of the 'good ole boy' machine at work trying to save the sorry ass of one of their own. It wouldn't take long for frat boy Alston to wipe that shit-eating grin off his precious darling face if he were to get convicted and sentenced to some hard time.

Anonymous said...

If convicted, the little entitled preppy will have an interesting time in prison.

Anonymous said...

So, 1:18, if you look up “black privilege” in a book, do you see Jam-ass Winston’s picture? The difference is, this guy will actually be prosecuted.

Anonymous said...

Even after he was arrested for this, he had a picture on his Facebook page of a bunch of girls that was captioned; “My b@#$&es”. I hope he gets to be someone b@#ch really sonn.

Anonymous said...

This guy will do hardly any time at all, if any. Watch and see.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for updating us. The victim needs justice in the criminal case, so it's good that you're keeping a spotlight on this.

I'm confident Sclafani will recuse himself before he's asked to make any rulings in the civil case. It'd be nice if he'd already done it, though.

(I don't find humor or satisfaction in rape of any kind -- including prison rape -- so excuse me for not joining the chorus calling for such.)

Anonymous said...

2:39, ask Michael Vick and let me know.

Anonymous said...

Isn’t it remotely possible that he is actually innocent of these charges??? Isn’t it possible that the girl friend is trying to punish him for something?

Anonymous said...

I’m amazed that this story gets no coverage. The complaint should be mandatory reading for college age kids. Even if just a portion is true,
The situation is ghastly and pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Fake news.

He was already acquitted and now is just being pummeled to keep feminazis happy.


Kingfish said...

He was?

Must have been a trial that I missed.

Anonymous said...

There may have been a day and time when a judge in the position of Judge Sclafani could preside over a case like this and dish out some home cooking. I'm confident those days are over, and that the Internet provides too much accountability for that to happen in this case.

That said, it's his responsibility to recuse himself. If he fails to do so, the litigants should be able to force him to do it, possibly with a referral to the Commission on Judicial Performance.

Macy Hanson said...

3:18: Well said.

Anonymous said...

6:44 and 4:11 must be his family members

Anonymous said...

sad thing is that when he walks free from this, it’s going to happen again and again..and daddy will keep
him out of prison. sad but that’s the way it works with people whose family have connections

Anonymous said...

The hatred for this guy is amazing. If he indeed committed the crime, then he is a sleazeball of the lowest order and deserves a lengthy stint in prison. However, as per 4:11's comment, he is still innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

I dare say that if he were black with dreads and visible tats that calls to fry him would be immediately branded as racist by some of the same people who are eager to get this "frat boy".

The second worst thing in the world that could happen is if he raped that poor girl and weaseled out of it because daddy used influence to tilt the scales. The worst thing, IMO, is if he is innocent and goes to prison because people think he's (and I quote) a "smuck" (SIC) and an "entitled little preppy" with a "shit-eating grin".

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

"Shit-eating grin" I haven't heard saying that since the 60s. Oldie but goodie.

Anonymous said...

the victim has a civil suit filed. shortly before the criminal trial it will be settled by the parties for a 7 figure amount. at that point the victim will go to the district attorney and change her mind about prosecuting the guy criminally. end of story. the rich dont play by the same rules as most of us. money can buy just about anything here in the third world republic[an] of mississippi where the leading industries are government growth and cashing welfare checks.

Anonymous said...

His family should avoid trying to finish the job started by Jr and destroying the girl. Take the plea offered by the State and beg for mercy of the court.

Can't blame this one on Republicans.

Anonymous said...

to 10:46........ you dont know much about human nature do you? even less about practicing law. dont quit your day job.

Anonymous said...

To 5:16; You are Funny. And...a host of other things. Perhaps we may meet one day.

Best thing is to admit truth. And move on with honor. It's the only way forward to honor the past sacrifices of reputable people.

Anonymous said...

Anything new in the “date rape McGee” case?

Marlana Walters said...

Kingfish, I feel for her family - just as I do for Ali McCain’s. Perhaps, you could help?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for covering this story; obviously the CL isn't going to touch it! It is interesting that he finally got off Facebook, but I wonder if he is still active on other social media.

Anonymous said...

Is this on for tomorrow or has it been continued again?

Anonymous said...

Is this on for tomorrow or has it been continued again?

Anonymous said...

Anything? No none else is covering this. You’re our only source of info.

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