New trial ordered in 2003 murder case - - Jackson, MS

New trial ordered in 2003 murder case

D. Banyard D. Banyard

JACKSON, MS (WLBT)- The State Supreme Court orders a new trial for Demarious Banyard.

Banyard was convicted in 2006 of capital murder in the shooting death of Robin Ballard during an attempted robbery. He was 13 at the time of the shooting and sentenced to life without parole.

The state's high court granted Banyard a new trial on the grounds defense attorneys were not allowed to argue the youth may have been driven by fear of a co-defendant when he participated in the 2003 killing of the pizza delivery man. 

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