Court of Appeals to not review Oktibbeha County conviction

Akeem Rasheed

The Mississippi Court of Appeals will not review a conviction on aggravated assault and burglary in Oktibbeha County.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017 4:12 PM
Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 4:12 PM

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – The Mississippi Court of Appeals will not review a conviction on aggravated assault and burglary in Oktibbeha County.

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Akeem Rasheed, 48, was arrested for breaking into the home of a woman he was dating and stabbing a man she was with.

Investigators say both men had a relationship with the woman.

Rasheed was found guilty on both charges following a jury trial and sentenced to two life sentences as a habitual offender.

He appealed making several claims including the judge was wrong not to allow a jury instruction of self-defense in his case.

The Mississippi Court of Appeals initially upheld the conviction in August.

On Tuesday, the appellate court denied his request to rehear his appeal.

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