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Beckham v. State

March 23, 1999

RANDY BECKHAM A/K/A RANDY CURTIS BECKHAM APPELLANT
v.
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI APPELLEE



Before Thomas, P.j., Lee, Payne, And Southwick, JJ.

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

DATE OF JUDGMENT: 04/11/1997

TRIAL JUDGE: HON. ROBERT G. EVANS

COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: SIMPSON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

DISTRICT ATTORNEY: DEWITT L. FORTENBERRY JR.

NATURE OF THE CASE: CRIMINAL - FELONY

TRIAL COURT DISPOSITION: NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER; 20 YRS

DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED - 03/23/1999

MOTION FOR REHEARING FILED:

CERTIORARI FILED:

MANDATE ISSUED:

PROCEDURAL POSTURE AND ISSUES PRESENTED

¶1. This case is before the Court challenging the judgment of the Circuit Court of Simpson County of conviction of manslaughter arising out of the negligent operation of a motor vehicle and sentence of twenty years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. After having his motion for a new trial overruled, the appellant, Randy Beckham, perfected this appeal raising four issues for our review: 1) whether the evidence presented was sufficient to sustain the conviction, 2) whether the trial court erred in overruling Beckham's motion for mistrial after an investigating officer testified that Beckham was traveling at least seventy miles per hour at the time of the accident, 3) whether the trial court erred in not allowing Beckham's counsel sufficient time for voir dire, and 4) whether the trial court erred in not granting Beckham's proposed Jury Instruction D-12.

ΒΆ2. After a review of the record, briefs, and applicable precedents, we find no error. Accordingly, we affirm the ...


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