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Bridges v. State

June 18, 1998

LARRY BRIDGES
v.
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI



Before Sullivan, P.j., Roberts And Waller, JJ.

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

DATE OF JUDGMENT: 03/31/97

TRIAL JUDGE: HON. KEITH STARRETT

COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: WALTHALL COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

NATURE OF THE CASE: CRIMINAL - FELONY

MOTION FOR REHEARING FILED:

MANDATE ISSUED:

STATEMENT OF THE CASE

¶1. Larry Bridges appeals from the Circuit Court of Wathall County where he was indicted for the sale of cocaine, enhanced as a second offender, and for sale within fifteen hundred feet of a church, in violation of Miss. Code Ann. §§ 41-29-139, 41-29-142, 41-29-147.

¶2. On May 10, 1996, Bridges was approached by a confidential informant who was fitted with a body wire. He allegedly sold three rocks of cocaine to this informant. This transaction was captured on audio-tape which was presented at his trial which took place on March 27, 1997. Judge Keith Starrett presided at the jury trial where Bridges was found guilty of unlawful sale of cocaine. The trial court sentenced Bridges to serve a term of twenty-three (23) years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with the last five years to be served on post release supervision. Additionally, Bridges was sentenced to pay a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine, and costs of court. After denial of post-trial motions, Bridges timely perfected his appeal raising the following issues:

I. WHETHER TESTIMONY ELICITED FROM THE STATE'S WITNESSES RAISES REASONABLE DOUBT WARRANTING A REVERSAL OF CONVICTION?

II. WHETHER THE TRIAL COURT ERRED IN DENYING BRIDGES'S REQUEST FOR A NEW TRIAL?

DISCUSSION OF THE ISSUES

I. WHETHER TESTIMONY ELICITED FROM THE STATE'S WITNESSES RAISES REASONABLE DOUBT WARRANTING ...


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