- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has changed its mind and won’t hear an appeal from Eric Wallace, a paralyzed Warren County man convicted in a 2011 drive-by shooting.

The court had granted Wallace’s petition in January. The court said Thursday it had taken a second look and decided against hearing the appeal.

Wallace, now 34, was paralyzed following a drive-by shooting in 2006. He is serving a 23-year sentence for drive by shooting, shooting into a motor vehicle and shooting into a dwelling.

Wallace’s conviction was upheld by the state Court of Appeals in 2014.

Prosecutors say Wallace shot at a car and at the front door of an unoccupied home in 2011. No one was hurt. Prosecutors say bullet casings found at the scene matched Wallace’s pistol.



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