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Shaw v. State

April 09, 1998

JEFFERY SHAW A/K/A JEFFREY SHAW
v.
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI



Before Prather, C.j., Roberts And Mills, JJ.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Mills, Justice, For The Court:

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

DATE OF JUDGMENT: 7/17/96

TRIAL JUDGE: HON. GEORGE C. CARLSON, JR.

COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: YALOBUSHA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

BY: CHARLES W. MARIS

DISTRICT ATTORNEY: ROBERT L. WILLIAMS

NATURE OF THE CASE: CRIMINAL - FELONY

STATEMENT OF THE CASE On July 17, 1996, a Yalobusha County, Circuit Court jury convicted Jeffrey O. Shaw of selling a controlled substance in violation of Mississippi Code Annotated § 41-29-139. The Circuit Court Judge, the Honorable George C. Carlson, sentenced Shaw to twenty years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections and ordered him to pay a fine in the amount of $5000. Further, the court ordered Shaw to pay $250 to the Mississippi Crime Lab, $100 to the Mississippi Crime Victims' Compensation Fund, and $300 restitution to the Office of the Attorney General. Aggrieved, Shaw brings this appeal assigning the following as error:

I. WHETHER THE TRIAL COURT ERRED IN DENYING SHAW'S MOTION TO EXCLUDE EVIDENCE CONCERNING A PLANNED MEETING BETWEEN SHAW AND UNDERCOVER AGENTS RELATING TO THE SALE OF DRUGS THE DAY AFTER THE TRANSACTION.

II. WHETHER THE TRIAL COURT ERRED IN ALLOWING THE STATE TO QUESTION AGENT WASHINGTON CONCERNING EVENTS IN A VIDEO THAT HAD ALREADY BEEN PLAYED ONCE.

III. WHETHER THE TRIAL COURT ERRED IN ADMITTING EXHIBIT ONE, THE WHITE ROCK SUBSTANCE, INTO EVIDENCE?

IV. WHETHER THE VERDICT WAS AGAINST THE OVERWHELMING WEIGHT ...


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