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Wilson v. State

Court of Appeals of Mississippi

June 3, 2014

JUQUIN WILSON A/K/A JAQUIN WILSON A/K/A JUQUIN MARKIES WILSON, APPELLANT
v.
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, APPELLEE

COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: COPIAH COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT. DATE OF JUDGMENT: 03/13/2013. TRIAL JUDGE: HON. LAMAR PICKARD. TRIAL COURT CONVICTED OF AUTO BURGLARY AND SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.

FOR APPELLANT: OFFICE OF STATE PUBLIC DEFENDER, BY: GEORGE T. HOLMES, MOLLIE MARIE MCMILLIN.

FOR APPELLEE: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, BY: LAURA HOGAN TEDDER.

BEFORE GRIFFIS, P.J., BARNES AND JAMES, JJ. LEE, C.J., IRVING AND GRIFFIS, P.JJ., BARNES, ISHEE, ROBERTS, CARLTON, MAXWELL AND FAIR, JJ., CONCUR.

OPINION

NATURE OF THE CASE: CRIMINAL - FELONY

JAMES, J.

¶1. Juquin Wilson was indicted on a charge of auto burglary. Wilson was convicted and sentenced to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Wilson filed a motion for a new trial, which was denied. Wilson appeals

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claiming the trial court erred in denying his motion for a new trial, because the verdict is against the weight of the evidence. Finding no error, we affirm.

FACTS

¶2. On November 7, 2012, Lisa Claiborne looked out of the window of her home and noticed a man in her car. The man was bent down, wearing a blue and white jacket and a skull cap. Claiborne later identified the man as Wilson. Claiborne testified that she left her car unlocked, and she saw Wilson looking into her purse.

¶3. Claiborne approached her car and struck the window. Startled, Wilson raised his head, and then ran. Claiborne got in her car and pursued Wilson down the street. Wilson looked back twice while running before he ran through shrubbery to escape Claiborne. Claiborne's neighbor called the police, and Claiborne made a police report. She identified Wilson as the culprit, and he was arrested later that day.

¶4. Following a jury trial, Wilson was convicted of auto burglary and sentenced to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. On March 18, 2013, Wilson filed a motion for a new trial, a motion to set aside his sentence, and a motion for a judgment of acquittal notwithstanding the verdict of the ...


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