JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A Chickasaw County man has lost an attempt to have his conviction overturned because he claims he was acting in self-defense.
David Stanfield, 43, was found guilty of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon by a jury in 2017.
He was accused of shooting three people at a home in Okolona in 2015.
He was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Stanfield says he was trying to defend himself after another person at the party pulled a gun on him.
He says the gun went off during the struggle and the court should have allowed a jury instruction of self-defense when it came to the firearms charge.
Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied his appeal on a seven to two vote.