- Associated Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) - Prosecutors say they will retry Dennis Thompson in the fatal shooting of Carlos Deon Buford in 2008.

Thompson’s capital murder trial ended in Coahoma County this past week when a jury could not reach a verdict.

District Attorney Brenda Mitchell tells the Clarksdale Press Register (https://bit.ly/1idCtmJ ) that she hopes to get the case scheduled for the July term of circuit court.

Thompson’s attorney, Azki Shah, says he doesn’t want to comment with another trial pending.

A jury this past week acquitted Thompson of robbery. In Mississippi, capital murder is defined as murder committed along with another crime, called an underlying felony. In this case, it is robbery.

Prosecutors will have to try Thompson on a lesser charge, such as murder.

Thompson remains in the county jail.


Information from: The Clarksdale Press Register.

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