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Indictment stands in Clay County aggravated assault case

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 1/16 4:20 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- A West Point man has lost an attempt to have his indictments in an aggravated assault case thrown out.

Edward Cox, 44, of West Point faced a three-count indictment in the stabbing of Jaimarkux Cox, 20, Joshlyn Blair, 37, and Cheryl Jackson, 48 at a home on Glendale Drive on August 30, 2010.

Cox had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence in August 20, 2010 for hitting Blair, his wife. 

He was ordered to serve three months probation, a three-month suspended sentence and attend an anger management program.

Cox was accused of hitting Blair again on August 24, 2010.

A justice court judge revoked his probation and suspended sentence on September 17, 2010 and ordered him to serve six months in jail.

In Febuary of 2011, he was sentenced to 12 months in jail for the August 24th incident.

He was later indicted for the stabbings, and appealed claiming the justice court judge's action to revoked his bond because of the incident made the aggravated assault indictments "double-jeopardy."

Cox says because he was already being punished for the stabbing by having his bond revoked, the indictment was invalid.

On Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled against Cox says double-jeopardy only applied to specific events and not subsequent acts.
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