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Hinds County resident convicted in assault of vulnerable person

Belinthia Ross (Source: Attorney General) Belinthia Ross (Source: Attorney General)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The attorney general's office has investigated and convicted a Hinds County resident in a case involving a vulnerable person.

Attorney General Jim Hood said 32-year-old Belinthia Ross of Jackson has been convicted by a Rankin County jury of simple assault of a vulnerable person.

The jury trial of Ross concluded Tuesday with a verdict finding Ross guilty of simple assault of a vulnerable person.

The Attorney General’s investigation showed that Ross hit an 83-year-old female resident of a local nursing home. As a result of the assault, the victim was unconscious and bruised. 

Rankin County Circuit Court Judge William E. Chapman III has set the sentencing for February 2016.

Ross faces up to five years behind bars and/or a $1,000 fine and was immediately taken into custody.

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