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Rebecca Lynn Jones appeals murder conviction

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 8/11/2014 3:34 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- An Alabama woman is appealing her conviction and sentence in the shooting death of her mother in Prentiss County in 2013.

Rebecca Lynn Jones, 50, is serving a life sentence in the shooting death of Jane Jones, 66, in May of 2010.

Jones contended she shot her mother during a struggle over a gun.

Prosecutors say there was no sign of a struggle in the home, the gun belonged to Rebecca Jones and Jones didn't tell deputies her mother was inside the home wounded when they arrived at the scene of the shooting.

In her appeal, Jones' attorney argues the court was wrong to allow testimony of prior drug and cocaine addictions because they had no bearing on the murder indictment.

He also says the evidence does not support the conviction.

The Associated Press reported Jones was scheduled to present oral arguments before the Mississippi Supreme Court Monday afternoon.

WTVA News confirmed with court officials justices had no hearings scheduled.

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