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Ruffin v. State

March 23, 1999

DARRYL RUFFIN APPELLANT
v.
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI APPELLEE



Before Bridges, C.j., Coleman And Irving, JJ.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Bridges, C.j.

DATE OF JUDGMENT: 04/04/1997

TRIAL JUDGE: HON. ANDREW CLEVELAND BAKER

COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: PANOLA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

DISTRICT ATTORNEY: ROBERT L. WILLIAMS

NATURE OF THE CASE: CRIMINAL - FELONY

TRIAL COURT DISPOSITION: SALE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; SENTENCED TO 12 YRS IN THE MDOC WITH THE LAST 7 YRS SUSPENDED PENDING GOOD BEHAVIOR; FINE OF $1,000

DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED - 3/23/99

MOTION FOR REHEARING FILED:

CERTIORARI FILED:

MANDATE ISSUED:

¶1. Darryl Ruffin was convicted of sale of cocaine and sentenced to serve a term of twelve years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with the last seven years suspended pending his good behavior and ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 and court costs. He appeals the conviction and sentence.

ΒΆ2. The only issue raised by Ruffin on appeal is that the trial court erred in allowing the State to impeach his testimony on "a collateral matter by calling Deputy Bill Cole as a witness." We find no merit to ...


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