Mississippi High Court Hears Death Row Appeal In 1990 Murder Case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Supreme Court is hearing arguments in an appeal from death row inmate Anthony Carr.

He is one of two people convicted in the 1990 slayings of a family in rural Quitman County.

The sparsely populated county had to raise taxes three consecutive years to pay for the defense of Carr and Robert Simon Jr. Both men remain on death row at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Arguments in the Carr case are taking place Tuesday.

Carl and Bobbie Jo Parker, their 12-year-old son Gregory and 9-year-old daughter Charlotte had just returned from church when they were killed in their home the night of Feb. 2, 1990.

Court records show Carr was convicted of four counts of capital murder in a trial that was moved to Alcorn County.

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