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Conviction appeal denied for Chickasaw County man

A Chickasaw County man has lost an attempt to have his conviction overturned because he claims he was acting in self-defense.

Posted: May 9, 2019 10:47 PM
Updated: May 10, 2019 9:16 AM

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.

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