- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A Moss Point man who was acquitted last year in the 2008 slaying of a Hattiesburg man is once again facing the possibility of life behind bars.

The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/1Lm02f5 ) reports that Tevin J. Benjamin pleaded not guilty Friday in a Jackson County courtroom on felony charges of armed carjacking, armed robbery and possession of a controlled substance.

In 2008, the then-14-year-old Benjamin was the youngest of four teenagers arrested in the 2008 slaying of Michael David Porter in Moss Point. He was acquitted in 2014 of capital murder, a year after the Mississippi Supreme Court threw out Benjamin’s conviction and ordered a new trial.

Benjamin was out on bail from the December drug charge when is accused of committing armed carjacking and armed robbery in two separate May incidents.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com


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