STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - An Oktibbeha County man has lost his attempt to have convictions for robbery and attempted murder overturned on appeal.
Cedric Young, 36, was found guilty in connection with the robbery of the B-Quick in Starkville in January of 2015.
The clerk was shot in the head but was conscious when the police arrived and was able to talk to them about the robbery.
Store surveillance video showed a man wearing a red hoodie enter the store, and after a brief conversation, take the money and shoot the clerk.
Young was found guilty by a jury of armed robbery, attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was sentenced to 55 years in prison.
On appeal, he claimed the judge was wrong to remove a juror from the trial because of notes written on a transcript during testimony.
The Mississippi Court of Appeals says the notes indicated the juror had already made up his mind before all the evidence had been presented and the judge was correct to dismiss them from the case.