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Man loses appeal of murder conviction

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 12/03/2013 5:11 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Court of Appeals has once again rejected the appeal of a man serving a life sentence for murder in Oktibbeha County.

Willie Doss, 58, is was convicted in 2002 for the shooting death of his wife, Lena Doss, at their home in Crawford in August of 2000.

Doss claimed the shooting was an accident.

The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld his conviction in 2003 saying physical evidence in the case refuted the argument the shooting was accidental.

Doss later asked the Mississippi Supreme Court for permission to seek post-conviction relief in circuit court, but justices denied his request.

In 2012, he once again asked the circuit court to reconsider his case, but the judge ruled against him saying they did not have jurisdiction over his request.

The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld the judge's 2012 decision, saying Doss had to get permission for the state's highest court to file more motions in circuit court.


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