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Murder cases part of upcoming court docket
by Jebb Johnston
Oct 24, 2013 | 74 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Alcorn County Circuit Court is getting ready for a new term with a couple of murder cases on the docket.

The court also has two plea and revocation days next week with Judge Paul Funderburk presiding on Wednesday and Judge Thomas Gardner III on Thursday. The court will hear civil case motions on Friday. The term then opens Nov. 4 and runs through the week of Nov. 18.

Two Corinth murder cases are among those scheduled. Norman Tyrone Mitchell was charged in April 2012 after the shooting death of Tavarus Holland outside the American Legion post on South Tate Street, where a party was taking place. At the time, police said Mitchell apparently believed Holland had snitched on him. Mitchell waited outside the building and shot him with a handgun as he left the party, police said.

Demarlen Obryan Davis is scheduled to face charges of murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was charged in April in the shooting death of Karson Stewart in a car at a residence on Martin Luther King Drive. Police said the two had been romantically involved but had a troubled relationship.

Also on the docket is Amanda Wilbanks, who faces a charge of desecration of a body. She and Aaron Hastings Jr. were charged with improper disposal of a corpse after the body of 50-year-old Donna Hill of Ramer, Tenn., was found in the Tuscumbia River in October 2009.

Dozens of individuals facing all manner of charges from writing bad checks to sex and drug offenses will stand before the court to enter a plea.
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