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Salter v. State

March 24, 1998

SALTER V. STATE


The opinion of the court was delivered by: Southwick, J.

JERRY SALTER A/K/A JERRY LEWIS SALTER, APPELLANT v. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, APPELLEE

THIS OPINION IS NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION AND MAY NOT BE CITED, PURSUANT TO M.R.A.P. 35-B

DATE OF JUDGMENT: FEBRUARY 16, 1996

TRIAL JUDGE: HONORABLE LEE J. HOWARD

COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: LOWNDES COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

NATURE OF THE CASE: CRIMINAL - FELONY

TRIAL COURT DISPOSITION: MURDER; LIFE SENTENCE

DISPOSITION REVERSED AND REMANDED - 03/24/98

MOTION FOR REHEARING FILED:

CERTIORARI FILED:

MANDATE ISSUED:

EN BANC

Jerry Lewis Salter was convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court of Lowndes County of the murder of Willie "Jake" Shield. Salter challenges his conviction on these grounds: (1) the State exercised its peremptory challenges in a racially discriminatory manner in violation of Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986); and (2) the jury verdict was contrary to the overwhelming weight of the evidence. We find adequate evidence to support the verdict, ...


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