Court upholds conviction for murder, intimidating a witness

The court denied claims evidence didn't support the convictions.

Posted: Mar. 6, 2018 5:09 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- An Oktibbeha County man has lost an attempt to have his conviction for murder overturned on appeal.

Immanuel Manning, 46, was sentenced to life in prison in the 2014 shooting death of Christopher Houston, 35.

The shooting happened at University Hills Mobile Home Park and a jury found Manning guilty during a trial in 2016.

He was also sentenced to an additional two years in prison for intimidating a witness.

Manning on appeal challenged testimony of an investigator who discussed using cell phone information to locate him and make the arrest.

He claimed the investigator was not a technology expert and should not have been allowed to answer questions related to the method used to track him.

Manning also challenged his conviction for intimidating the witness saying the evidence didn't support the conviction because it didn't state an "overt act".

The Mississippi Court of Appeals rejected the appeals Tuesday.

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