Brookville Garden Case: Oral Argument Permitted

The Mississippi Supreme Court has announced that it will allow oral argument in Willie Jerome Manning’s 1993 case involving the murder of two elderly ladies, Emmoline Jimmerson and Alberta Jordan (the Brookville Garden case).

The oral argument is scheduled for Monday, October 27 at 1.30 PM. Each side will be allowed 30 minutes for oral argument. The public will be able to watch the proceedings live at http://courts.ms.gov/appellate_courts/sc/scoralarguments.html.

The primary issues that Willie wishes to pursue in this case are:

  • the State failed to disclose evidence favorable to Willie.
  • the State presented false evidence.

You can read more about this case on the home page of this website. A video clip focusing on this case can be viewed at SAVE Innocents (third video clip); the clip is from the Al Jazeera America program, Flawed Forensics (episode 3 in the series The System). A transcript of this clip is available on this website.

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