Fredrick Bell – Mississippi Death Row Update – good news

Death row inmate Frederick Bell has been granted a new evidentiary hearing by the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Bell, now 39, was convicted in 1993 for the murder of Robert “Bert” Bell, during a robbery at Sparks Stop N’ Go on Caderetta Road in Gore Springs on May 6, 1991. The two are not related.
Bell’s petition was granted in part on his claim of mental retardation. His claims of ineffective counsel and innocence were denied, according to an opinion by the Mississippi Supreme Court issued Thursday. A motion filed by the state Attorney General’s office to reset the execution date was denied, court records show. The Attorney General had sought Bell’s execution last Dec. 29, but that date passed without the supreme court’s approval.

Link to the ruling:

Motion to set execution date, denied!


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