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Miss. judge refuses to end probation for doctor


CANTON, Miss. (AP) - A judge has refused to terminate Dr. Samuel Shaw's probation period for the 2002 aggravated-DUI manslaughter of a 27-year-old Wayne County man.

The Clarion-Ledger reports Shaw petitioned Madison County Circuit Court to end his probation early so he can seek to get his medical licenses reinstated. But Judge William Chapman denied the request.

On April 2, 2007, the 64-year-old Shaw entered a guilty plea in the Dec. 14, 2002, death of Joey Culotta, of Waynesboro. He received a 10-year sentence with eight years suspended, and five years of supervised probation. Shaw began serving his 5-year probationary in Feb. 2008.

District Attorney Michael Guest opposed Shaw's request. Guest said Shaw knew the terms and conditions at the time of his sentencing.


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