Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Live from Downtown

 Jordan Cummins faces justice this week as he stands trial for the murder of Josh Spann and Auden Simpkins.  The homicides took place on Jefferson Street while the St. Paddy's Day Parade took place on March 25, 2023.  The trial is live-streamed below courtesy of WLBT. 

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Anonymous said...

I have never seen a defense attorney so aptly set up an ineffective assistance claim in real time.

Kingfish said...

He was filing subpoenas under the rules of civili procedure Friday.

Anonymous said...

Good lawyers aren't cheap; cheap lawyers aren't good. Mississippi is loaded with the latter.

Hookah said...

Do people NOT dress up for court anymore?

Bill Dees said...

I tried a case in Circuit Court in Gulfport once where, whenever a new name was mentioned by a witness, the plaintiff's lawyer would run into the clerk's office and demand an instanter supoena. He lost.

Bill Dees said...

KF, that's hilarious (unless you're his client).

Anonymous said...

a punk , jacked up on meth. 2 innocent people dead.

this is why junkies are the most dangerous thing out there.

Anonymous said...

Bill Dees, is "instanter supoena" similar to an "instant subpoena?"

Anonymous said...

June 12, 2024 at 11:52 AM, that's your opinion, and you are entitled to it. I lean more to what I was taught coming up. Daddy taught me that a scared man will hurt you, and he was/is right. I believe this man panicked, when fear took over he began shooting. No, I'm not saying the man is not guilty.

There's a lot of fear in our society. I believe that is manifest in all the shootings that take place. We are seeing younger, and younger, kids, implicated in drive by shootings.

They are growing up in a culture that thrives on fear. Violence is a way of life in their upbringing, and that violence brings fear.

Anonymous said...

Y'all be sure and keep Dees up there.

Anonymous said...

Judge seems more interested in her cell phone than the proceedings.

Bill Dees said...

@12:37, nope. I never heard anyone trained in the law say "instant subpoena".

Bill Dees said...

@12:37: "instanter" has nothing to do with the date or time that a subpoena was issued.

Anonymous said...

Does the Defendant’s attorney not have a damn clue what hearsay is? Just watched some of yesterday’s testimony, and his objections are laughable. He actually objected on the grounds of hearsay TO A QUESTION HE ASKED THE WITNESS.

Anonymous said...

That female prosecutor should be DA

Anonymous said...


That whole scared theory goes out the window with his jailhouse cell phone video where he discusses this matter

Anonymous said...

June 12, 2024 at 3:29 PM, I haven't seen the video. I don't know this man, neither do I defend the actions of this man. Having said that, his fear, or lack thereof, doesn't negate my post. A scared man will hurt you.

I believe fear is the reason we have unnecessary police shootings. I believe the law enforcement training academy is putting that fear into unstable candidates. At the first sign of conflict, the fight, or flight mechanism takes over. Panic rules the day.

Anonymous said...

This case is like a 5-way intersection in the fog with non-functioning traffic lights: impossible to follow or comprehend, even the suspect's mother was arrested for phoning her son during trial.

Terry21 said...

What is going on in the trial?

Did evidence of a second gun (by the people approaching the car), get into evidence? I don’t have time to watch the full videos.

Anonymous said...

He didn't 'start shooting' out of emotion. He feared for his life, which is a justifiable causation for discharging a firearm. Drugs don't enter the picture, or the trial. Nor does the fact that some of you rednecks are referring to him as one of your own. Justice should be blind to all of that distractive minutia.

Anonymous said...

Fear causing unnecessary police shootings, below is a perfect example.

Anonymous said...

There's no defense for killing Simpkins, guilty.

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