GRENADA, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a request to allow a man serving life in prison in the shooting death of a store owner during a robbery in 1991 to file an amended motion for post-conviction relief.
Frederick Bell, 40, of Calhoun County was convicted and sentenced to die in the shooting death of Robert C. Bell at the Stop-N-Go in Grenada County.
In August of this year, the Mississippi Supreme Court commuted his sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole after medical professionals at the state mental hospital determined Bell has an IQ of 63.
Bell, who has filed numerous state and federal appeals in the case, had once again asked the court to allow him to file an amended motion for post-conviction relief.
The request was denied on Thursday.