Tuesday 23 November 2010

Fulgham resentenced, gets life without parole

STARKVILLE — Kristi Fulgham, whose death sentence was tossed in October, has been resentenced to life in prison without parole.

The Starkville Daily News reports Fulgham was sentenced Tuesday by Circuit Judge Lee Howard.
District Attorney Forrest Allgood told Howard that the family of Joey Fulgham did not want a second penalty hearing to determine a sentence.
Under Mississippi law, only a jury can hand down a death sentence. That left Howard only with the option of sentencing her to life without parole.
The Supreme Court upheld Fulgham's capital murder conviction in the shooting death of Joey Fulgham at the couple's Longview community home in 2003 in Oktibbeha County.
Kristi Fulgham was convicted and sentenced to death in 2006 in Oktibbeha County.

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