I attend the Hattiesburg circuit court on Friday September 5, 2014. It started at 10:00 a.m. The judge that was doing the hearings was Judge Bob Helfrich. There were a total of 5 cases that was heard during the 10 o’clock hour. WDAM was there recording only the first two hearings. All defendants that was scheduled for a hearing on Sep. 5, 2014, must check in between the hours of 7 to 10 a.m. There were some latecomers and they were not allow to check in. Instead they just had to wait around until further instructed. The administrators that were checking in the defendants were tough. This is because there was a guy who arrived at exactly 10 a.m. and they would not let him check in. A lady comes in after the court was finish and tried to check in but she was informed of the hours. Then she tried to sell a story stating that she thought that defendants could check-in up until noon. However, she was informed to wait around with the others latecomers, also. I saw a defendant check in while having her infant present and no one else with her. I was very surprised to see this.
The first case was D. Walter and Derrick Bolton vs. The State of Mississippi. These two were partners in several crimes. The charges are for murder, three counts of kidnapping, robbery and conspiracy. They both plead not guilty. These crimes where committed on August 1, 2013. I could not get the names of the victims, but the victims were held against their will. The judge decided to give them both no bonds, with trail starting on March 3, 2015.
The second case was David Fairly vs. The State of Mississippi. This case ties into the first case, D. Walter and Derrick Bolton vs. The State of Mississippi. David charges were capital murder, kidnapping and conspiracy. The victims in this case were Robert Williams and a female named Kimberly. I could not hear the other victim’s names. The crime took place on the same day also, August 1, 2013. David plead not guilty and has no bond due to the...
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