No execution date for Hollie, yet - - Jackson, MS

No execution date for Hollie, yet

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a request from the attorney general's office to set an execution date for death row inmate Erik Wayne Hollie.

Instead, the justices directed the Copiah County Circuit Court to deliver to them the complete record in the case so the court can undertake a thorough review of the case.

Hollie was sentenced to death by a Copiah County jury after pleading guilty to capital murder in 2010 in the fatal shooting of Wesson Pawn Shop owner Denmon Ward during a robbery in 2009.

The attorney general's argues in its Jan. 2 motion that time has run out for Hollie, now 29, to file appeals.

Hollie's lawyers argued state law requires an automatic review of death penalty cases.

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