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Kidd asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear petition

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Updated: 12/01/2013 4:30 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- John Ray Kidd, a Pontotoc County man convicted of sexual assault in an attack on a woman who had accepted a ride home from him, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to listen to his post-conviction arguments for a new trial.
Kidd has filed five post-conviction petitions with the Mississippi Supreme Court. All have been denied, including the most recent in July.
The attorney general's office has until Dec. 18 to respond to Kidd's U.S. Supreme Court petition.
Kidd was convicted in 1999 in Union County and was sentenced to 25 years for sexual battery and 30 years each on two counts of rape. The sentences were to run consecutively. The Mississippi court upheld his conviction in 2001.
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